Lobbying Overhaul Wins Approval in House

The House on Tuesday approved a bill to make sweeping changes to the way lawmakers deal with lobbyists. The vote was 411-8.

The bill aims to bring more transparency to so-called "earmarks," or special-interest spending in particular lawmakers' districts. It also would increase disclosure requirements for lobbyists who "bundle" campaign contributions for federal office seekers and slow the revolving door of senators who leave office to lobby their former colleagues.

The Senate plans to vote on the bill later this week.

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