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Federal Laws Regarding Lobbying and Advocacy

Friday, February 3, 2017  
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Federal Laws Regarding Lobbying and Advocacy

Federal laws restrict the use of federal funds for lobbying activities. The Network was recently contacted by a public health officer asking for clarification on the distinction between lobbying and advocacy. Broadly, the use of federal funding cannot “…influence an officer or employee of any agency or Congressional member/staff regarding federal awards.” But a more accurate answer is more complex. The Network provided the public health officer with several additional resources to provide clarification on the issue.