FGDA Disclosure of Gifts and Meals Provided by Foreign Governments

This advisory memorandum clarifies the Committee's application of a certain provision of its Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act (FGDA) regulations related to the acceptance and disclosure of meals and other gifts of minimal value offered by foreign governments to House Member, officers and employees.  In sum, Members, officers and employees are not required to disclose gifts of minimal value (currently less than $335), regardless of whether such gifts are received in the United States or outside the United States.