American League of Lobbyists President Howard Marlowe said Monday he plans to remain at the helm of the lobbying trade group for another year.
Marlowe, who also led the group from 1989 to 1990, said he told the organization's board his decision Monday. The League president said he expects the group's members to officially elect him to another term in November.
“There is a lot to continue that was started this year,” said Marlowe. “I’m excited.”
This year, the League has been working on membership and program expansion as well as its lobbying reform proposal, he said. The organization has yet to disclose its reform recommendations, which are expected to be released this fall.
But the proposal likely will differ from a lobbying reform bill introduced in June by Rep. Michael Quigley (D-Ill.) and lobbying law changes recommended by the American Bar Association in August.
Quigley’s measure would eliminate most threshold limitations that dictate who must register as a lobbyist and require lobbyists to report more information about their advocacy efforts. Paul Miller, a former League president, who is working on the group’s recommendations, said last month that the legislation places needless hardships on lobbying firms to reveal information that he said isn't "striking."
The ABA proposed ways to increase transparency in lobbying and called on Congress to prohibit lobbyists from approaching a member of Congress for whom they raised campaign funds during the past two years or do fundraising for a member of Congress whom they lobbied during the past two years.
Marlowe, president of Marlowe & Company, a D.C.-based lobby shop, said in a statement last month that some of the ABA’s suggestions — mostly the recommendations concerning fundraising — "are inadequate or not workable."