S. 1 on the floor at 1pm EST today. See here for full text http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s110- that is more up-to-date than what is on Thomas. The bill contains some positive congressional transparency provisions - beyond the ethics and lobbying reforms. The conference reports provision (104) is quite important. Let your Senators know you support it. Thanks. Patrice McDermott, Director OpenTheGovernment.org 202-332-OPEN (6736) www.openthegovernment.org . MCCONNELL, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. LOTT, Mrs. FEINSTEIN, Mr. BENNETT, Mr. LIEBERMAN, Ms. COLLINS, Mr. SCHUMER, Ms. MIKULSKI, Ms. CANTWELL, Mr. LEAHY, Ms. STABENOW, Mr. WEBB, Mr. LAUTENBERG, and Mr. MENENDEZ) introduced the following bill; which was read the first time; ordered read the second time and placed on the calendar A BILL To provide greater transparency in the legislative process. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. TABLE OF CONTENTS. The table of contents for this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Table of contents. TITLE I--LEGISLATIVE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 2007 Sec. 101. Short title. Sec. 102. Out of scope matters in conference reports. Sec. 103. Earmarks. Sec. 104. Availability of conference reports on the Internet. (a) In General- (1) AMENDMENT- Rule XXVIII of all the Standing Rules of the Senate is amended by adding at the end the following: `7. It shall not be in order to consider a conference report unless such report is available to all Members and made available to the general public by means of the Internet for at least 48 hours before its consideration.'. (2) EFFECTIVE DATE- This subsection shall take effect 60 days after the date of enactment of this title. (b) Implementation- Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this title, the Secretary of the Senate, in consultation with the Clerk of the House of Representatives, the Government Printing Office, and the Committee on Rules and Administration, shall develop a website capable of complying with the requirements of paragraph 7 of rule XXVIII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, as added by subsection (a). Sec. 105. Elimination of floor privileges for former Members, Senate officers, and Speakers of the House who are lobbyists or seek financial gain. Sec. 106. Ban on gifts from lobbyists. Sec. 107. Travel restrictions and disclosure. Sec. 108. Post employment restrictions. Sec. 109. Public disclosure by Members of Congress of employment negotiations. Sec. 110. Prohibit official contact with spouse or immediate family member of Member who is a registered lobbyist. Sec. 111. Influencing hiring decisions. Sec. 112. Sense of the Senate that any applicable restrictions on Congressional branch employees should apply to the Executive and Judicial branches. Sec. 113. Amounts of COLA adjustments not paid to certain Members of Congress. Sec. 114. Requirement of notice of intent to proceed. Sec. 115. Effective date. TITLE II--LOBBYING TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 2007 Sec. 201. Short title. Subtitle A--Enhancing Lobbying Disclosure Sec. 211. Quarterly filing of lobbying disclosure reports. Sec. 212. Annual report on contributions. Sec. 213. Public database of lobbying disclosure information. Sec. 214. Disclosure by registered lobbyists of all past executive and Congressional employment. Sec. 215. Disclosure of lobbyist travel and payments. Sec. 216. Increased penalty for failure to comply with lobbying disclosure requirements. Sec. 217. Disclosure of lobbying activities by certain coalitions and associations. Sec. 218. Disclosure of enforcement for noncompliance. Sec. 219. Electronic filing of lobbying disclosure reports. Sec. 220. Disclosure of paid efforts to stimulate grassroots Lobbying. Sec. 221. Electronic filing and public database for lobbyists for foreign governments. Sec. 222. Effective date. Subtitle B--Oversight of Ethics and Lobbying Sec. 231. Comptroller General audit and annual report. Sec. 232. Mandatory Senate ethics training for Members and staff. Sec. 233. Sense of the Senate regarding self-regulation within the Lobbying community. Sec. 234. Annual ethics committees reports. Subtitle C--Slowing the Revolving Door Sec. 241. Amendments to restrictions on former officers, employees, and elected officials of the executive and legislative branches. Subtitle D--Ban on Provision of Gifts or Travel by Lobbyists in Violation of the Rules of Congress Sec. 251. Prohibition on provision of gifts or travel by registered lobbyists to Members of Congress and to Congressional employees. Subtitle E--Commission To Strengthen Confidence in Congress Act of 2007 Sec. 261. Short title. Sec. 262. Establishment of commission. Sec. 263. Purposes. Sec. 264. Composition of commission. Sec. 265. Functions of Commission. Sec. 266. Powers of Commission. Sec. 267. Administration. Sec. 268. Security clearances for Commission Members and staff. Sec. 269. Commission reports; termination. Sec. 270. Funding.