Case Type Number: 
Statute (Common Name): 
The Byrd Amendment
Program Area: 
Regulatory Authorities (CFR): 
49 CFR 20.100 - 20.605
Filed By: 
Federal Agency
Brief Description of Case Type: 
These cases amount to efforts by the DOT to collect civil penalties against recipients of agency funds who use those funds to engage in prohibited lobbying activities (i.e., using the money to influence agency officials or Congressional officials in connection with the award of a contract, grant or loan). See 49 CFR 20.100. The regulations describing this prohibition state, inter alia, that the DOT "shall impose and collect civil penalties pursuant to the provisions of the Program Fraud and Civil Remedies Act." 49 CFR 20.405.
Relief Available in Actions Filed by Agency: 
Civil (Monetary) Penalty
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified