Trump team tightens lobbyist rules

On November 16, President-elect Trump’s transition team revealed two important lobbying-related announcements. First, all members of Trump’s administration team cannot be registered state or federal lobbyists, ensuring that no members may use their government position for personal gain. In addition, those who serve in the Trump administration will have to wait five years to become a lobbyist after leaving government. This is a significant expansion from current lobbying ethics rules that suggest a shorter “cooling-off period.”

This announcement matches what Trump proposed while campaigning in October. However, the five-year ban could make it more challenging to recruit his administration team. Read more >>

General News, Lobbying