(a) It shall be unlawful for an officer or employee of the United
States or any department or agency thereof, or a person receiving
any salary or compensation for services from money derived from the
Treasury of the United States, to make any contribution within the
meaning of section 301(8) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of
1971 to any other such officer, employee or person or to any
Senator or Representative in, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner
to, the Congress, if the person receiving such contribution is the
employer or employing authority of the person making the
contribution. Any person who violates this section shall be fined
under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
(b) For purposes of this section, a contribution to an authorized
committee as defined in section 302(e)(1) of the Federal Election
Campaign Act of 1971 shall be considered a contribution to the
individual who has authorized such committee.
(c) The prohibition in subsection (a) shall not apply to any
activity of an employee (as defined in section 7322(1) of title 5)
or any individual employed in or under the United States Postal
Service or the Postal Regulatory Commission, unless that activity
is prohibited by section 7323 or 7324 of such title.