Assistance shall not be provided by the Secretary under this chapter to any business
unless the owners, partners, or officers of the business--
(1) certify to the Secretary the names of any attorneys, agents, and other persons engaged
by or on behalf of the business for the purpose of expediting applications made to
the Secretary for assistance of any kind, under this chapter, and the fees paid or
to be paid to the person for expediting the applications; and
(2) execute an agreement binding the business, for the 2-year period beginning on the
date on which the assistance is provided by the Secretary to the business, to refrain
from employing, offering any office or employment to, or retaining for professional
services, any person who, on the date on which the assistance or any part of the assistance
was provided, or within the 1-year period ending on that date--
(A) served as an officer, attorney, agent, or employee of the Department; and
(B) occupied a position or engaged in activities that the Secretary determines involved
discretion with respect to the granting of assistance under this chapter.
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