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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Feingold pushes for lobbying reform

Some watchdog groups have complained that former members engage in lobbying on the House floor, despite a prohibition on such activity in House rules.

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) recently proposed a measure that would ban former members from the floor. While it does not explicitly ban House officers from the floor, lawmakers are likely to take issue with the special privilege if the bill gains traction and their privileges are threatened. But many lobbyists holding floor privileges said that such activity rarely occurs and that it would be less likely to occur with former staffers-turned-lobbyists.

from sirota blog

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