PUBLIC LAWS--CH. 753-AUG. 2, 1946 Nonapplicability. Compilation and printing of informa- tion. 43 Stat. 1070. 2U. .C.§§241- 256; Supp. V, §251; 18 U. S.C. 208. of any papers, periodicals, magazines, or other publications in which he has caused to be published any articles or editorials; and the pro- posed legislation he is employed to support or oppose. The pro- visions of this section shall not apply to any person who merely appears before a committee of the Congress of the United States in support of or opposition to legislation; nor to any public official act- ing in his official capacity; nor in the case of any newspaper or other regularly published periodical (including any individual who owns, publishes, or is employed by any such newspaper or periodical) which in the ordinary course of business publishes news items, editorials, or other comments, or paid advertisements, which directly or indirectly urge the passage or defeat of legislation, if such newspaper, periodical, or individual, engages in no further or other activities in connection with the passage or defeat of such legislation, other than to appear before a committee of the Congress of the United States in support of or in opposition to such legislation. (b) All information required to be filed under the provisions of this section with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate shall be compiled by said Clerk and Secretary, acting jointly, as soon as practicable after the close of the calendar quarter with respect to which such information is filed and shall be printed in the Congressional Record. REPORTS AND STATEMENTS TO BE MADE UNDER OATH SEC. 309. All reports and statements required under this title shall be made under oath, before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. PENALTIES SEC. 310. (a) Any person who violates any of the provisions of this title, shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by a fine of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment for not more than twelve months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (b) In addition to the penalties provided for in subsection (a), any person convicted of the misdemeanor specified therein is prohibited, for a period of three years from the date of such conviction, from attempting to influence, directly or indirectly, the passage or defeat of any proposed legislation or from appearing before a committee of the Congress in support of or opposition to proposed legislation; and any person who violates any provision of this subsection shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a felony, and shall be punished by a fine of not more than $10,000, or imp)risonment for not more than five years, or by both such fine and imprisonment. EXEMPTION SEC. 311. The provisions of this title shall not apply to practices or activities regulated by the Federal Corrupt Practices Act nor be con- strued as repealing any portion of said Federal Corrupt Practices Act. TITLE IV-FEDERAL TORT CLAIMS ACT PART 1-SHORT TITLE AND DEFINITIONS SHORT TITLE SEC. 401. This title may be cited as the "Federal Tort Claims Act". DEFINITIONS SEC. 402. As used in this title, the term- (a) "Federal agency" includes the executive departments and independent establishments of the United States, and corporations 842 [60 STAT.