House of Representatives Passes the JACK Act, 391-0
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the bipartisan Justice Against Corruption on K Street (JACK) Act with a 391-0 vote, sending it to President Trump’s desk. The JACK Act would amend the Lobbying Disclosure Act to require lobbyists to disclose if they have ever been convicted of bribery, extortion, embezzlement, illegal kickbacks, tax evasion, or money laundering. Congressman Biggs released the following statement:
“I’m thankful for this bill’s passage, and I hope that President Trump will soon sign this legislation. This is a common-sense policy to continue our quest to drain the Washington, D.C. swamp. Lobbyists should never be able to hide convictions for serious crimes like bribery, extortion, and embezzlement when lobbying Congress. I was pleased to work with Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and Senator John Kennedy, who introduced the bill in the Senate, to pass this bill through Congress.”
Congressman Andy Biggs is a first-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees, and is the chairman of the Environment Subcommittee. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.