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Gift and Travel Rules for Federal Officials

The United States Senate and House of Representatives have specific rules on gifts--giving guidance regarding acceptable gifts and travel for Members of Congress and their staff.  If you or your unit host an event at which a federal official or staff participates, please contact the Office of Government Affairs to ensure compliance.


This document provides University guidance on gift rules.


The House gift and travel rules are available online from the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct website.


The Senate gift and travel rules are available online from the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration website.

University Guidance on Gift Rules

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