Laws, Rules, and Standards of Conduct Governing Campaign Activity

With the election year underway, it is important that Members and staff ensure that they are fully aware of the House rules and related laws and standards of conduct that apply to them when they engage in campaign activity.  These laws, rules, and standards are important to ensuring that staff time and other congressional resources paid for by taxpayer funds are not improperly used for campaign purposes.  Members are urged to review this memorandum and the related Committee materials carefully.  In addition, because Members are responsible for ensuring that their staff members comply with applicable laws, rules, and standards, we also urge that Members require that their staff members who perform campaign work – including district staff – read this memorandum and the related materials.  The Standards Committee also has made its training session on “Campaign Activity” available for viewing on HouseNet and we suggest that any staff members responsible for significant campaign work view this training video.