[Comments on Conflict of Interest Laws and Lobbying Activities of Foreign Diplomats]

B-223423: Oct 15, 1986

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GAO commented on whether: (1) members of the House of Representatives are subject to conflict of interest laws; and (2) a foreign diplomat may lobby members of Congress and attempt to influence legislation before Congress. GAO concluded that: (1) members of the House of Representatives are subject to certain conflict of interest laws; and (2) no laws or regulations exist that prohibit foreign diplomats from lobbying congressional members.