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Committee on Standards
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HT-2, The Capitol
Washington, DC  20515
Phone: 202-225-7103
Fax: 202-225-7392
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. 
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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 Statutory Prohibitions

 The House Gift Rule

 Gift Exceptions

 Prohibited Lobbyist Gifts

 Handling Unacceptable Gifts

 Gift Disclosure

 Browse Gift Topics


 Form for disclosing gifts from foreign governments

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 FGDA disclosure of gifts and meals provided by foreign governments

 Gift Rule Provisions Applicable to National Political Conventions



I have been invited to attend a reception hosted by a corporation.  Can I attend?


I have been invited to attend a lunch briefing, and the sponsor will serve a box lunch.  Can I accept the lunch?


I have been invited to a dinner by a trade association.  The trade association says it’s OK under the gift rule because it is a “widely attended event.”  Can I attend?

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