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GN 03980.020 U.S. Congressmen - Representing or Rendering Services

A member of Congress may represent or otherwise render services for a party in connection with a claim or other matter before the U.S. Government without violating the conflict-of-interest provisions unless he is compensated or requests compensation for his services. Assume no fee is being charged when a Congressman inquires about a claim.

There is no special restriction on a former U.S. Congressman representing a claimant. The usual rules governing representatives apply to former U.S. Congressmen. (See GN 03980.010 A.4., Local representative of a member of Congress.)


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GN 03980.020 - U.S. Congressmen - Representing or Rendering Services - 03/11/1996
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:03/11/1996