Consumer Product Safety Commission--Prohibitions on Grassroots Lobbying and Publicity or Propaganda
B-322882: Nov 8, 2012
- Full Report:
An e-mail from an employee of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to a pool and spa industry participant that encouraged him to contact Members of Congress regarding a recent CPSC administrative action did not violate the governmentwide prohibitions on the use of appropriations for grassroots lobbying or for publicity or propaganda. Although the e-mail in question encouraged the recipient to contact certain Members of Congress, the e-mail communication did not pertain to pending legislation, nor did the content of the e-mail constitute a purely partisan communication devoid of any connection with official CPSC functions.