Sending Office: Posey, Bill
As you know, many of today’s lobbyists got their start as elected Members or staff on Capitol Hill. I believe that a part of restoring trust in our institutions and making sure that those working on legislation have no other loyalties begins by closing this
Public service should not be a stepping-stone to a lucrative lobbying career. That is why I introduced legislation to help keep lawmakers and their staffs focused on representing their constituents and serving the national interest above any personal or foreign
This year, President Trump took the lead in cleaning up corruption and special interest collusion in D.C. by placing a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government. It is time for Congress to follow his lead.
H.R. 3505 prohibits former Members of Congress and senior congressional employees who lobby on behalf of foreign governments from being eligible for any federal benefits resulting from their service on Capitol Hill. Congressional staffers and Members of Congress
who leave public service, and in many cases, go on to work in lucrative positions as lobbyists, should not continue to receive federal benefits.
Please join me in strengthening this good government policy. To join as a co-sponsor of H.R. 3505, please contact Johnathan Sargent in my office at Johnathan.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Member of Congress
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