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The Byrd Amendment

31 U.S.C. § 1352; 32 C.F.R. § 28.100 and 34 C.F.R. § 82.100

Prohibits lobbying with federal funds. Requires disclosure of lobbying activities when receiving federal contracts, grants, loans or cooperative agreements. Requires certification and disclosure with each submission for consideration of a federal contract, grant or cooperative agreement exceeding $100,000 or an award of a federal loan or commitment providing for the U.S. to insure or guarantee a loan exceeding $150,000. Federal contractors, grantees and those receiving federal loans and cooperative agreements must also report lobbying expenditures from non-federal sources which they used to obtain such federal program monies or contracts.

Faculty and staff may not use federal funds to influence or attempt to influence any member of the Executive or Legislative branch of the government for the purpose of securing a contract, grant, cooperative agreement or an extension of any of these.


CRS Report for Congress: Lobbying Congress: An Overview of Legal Provisions and Congressional Ethics Rules



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