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House leadership wants to regulate 527's in the lobbying reform bill

The New York Times reports: After weeks of internal wrangling over a measure to tighten lobbying laws, the House Republican leadership decided Tuesday night to back a measure that would temporarily bar lawmakers from privately financed trips and require lobbyists to disclose their gifts to lawmakers. ...

The officials also said the lawmakers discussed placing limits on political advocacy groups, or 527's, that are allowed to receive unlimited donations from individuals. But they were not certain if such limits would be included in the final legislative package.

Earlier Tuesday, Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio, the House majority leader, told reporters the leaders would have a lobbying law package by the end of the week. -- House Leaders Plan to Support Measure Restricting Lobbying

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