This excerpt taken from the COG 10-Q filed Jul 29, 2005.
E. POLITICAL PARTICIPATION
Participation in the political process is one of every Americans most basic rights. Federal and state laws, however, limit the nature and extent of individual and corporate political participation. For example, federal law and many state laws prohibit corporate contributions to political candidates or officeholders.
It is against Company policy to use Company funds or other assets to make political contributions to, or to otherwise benefit, candidates for political office or to officeholders. This policy applies even in states where the law may permit corporate political contributions. Likewise, Company assets, facilities and personnel may not be used for any political purposes.
Federal law and Company policy also state that no one will be reimbursed for personal political contributions. Personal compensation will not be altered in any way under any circumstances to reflect such contributions.