PUBLIC LAW 104-179—AUG. 6, 1996 110 STAT. 1567 (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.— (1) FDIA. —Section 12(f)(3) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1822(f)(3)) is amended by striking ", with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics,". (2) ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT ACT OF 1978. — (A) The heading for section 401 of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 is 5 USC app. 401. amended to read as follows: " ESTABLISHMENT; APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR". (B) Section 408 of such Act is amended by striking "March 5 USC app. 408. 31" and inserting "April 30". SEC. 5. LIMITATION ON POSTEMPLOYMENT RESTRICTIONS. Section 207(j) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: " (7) POLITICAL PARTIES AND CAMPAIGN COMMITTEES. —(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the restrictions contained in subsections (c), (d), and (e) shall not apply to a commiinication or appearance made solely on behalf of a candidate in his or her capacity as a candidate, an authorized committee, a national committee, a national Federal campaign committee, a State committee, or a political party. "(B) Subparagraph (A) shall not apply to— "(i) any communication to, or appesirance before, the Federal Election Commission by a former officer or employee of the Federal Election Commission; or "(ii) a communication or appearance made by a person who is subject to the restrictions contained in subsections (c), (d), or (e) if, at the time of the communication or appearance, the person is employed by a person or entity other than— "(I) a candidate, an authorized committee, a national committee, a national Federal campaign committee, a State committee, or a political party; or "(II) a person or entity who represents, aids, or advises only persons or entities described in subclause (I). "(C) For purposes of this paragraph— "(i) the term 'candidate' means any person who seeks nomination for election, or election, to Federal or State office or who has authorized others to explore on his or her behalf the possibility of seeking nomination for election, or election, to Federal or State office; "(ii) the term 'authorized committee' means any political committee designated in writing by a candidate as authorized to receive contributions or make expenditures to promote the nomination for election, or the election, of such candidate, or to explore the possibility of seeking nomination for election, or the election, of such candidate, except that a political committee that receives contributions or makes expenditures to promote more than 1 candidate may not be designated as an authorized committee for purposes of subparagraph (A); "(iii) the term 'national committee' means the organization which, by virtue of the bylaws of a political party.