Congress issues advice on ‘How To Properly Terminate a Lobbyist’

July 17, 2012

Look out, K Street. (Jeffrey MacMillan/For Washington Post)

But just how to do that? We got some helpful instructions from no less an august source than the U.S. Congress. An e-mail sent Monday from the Clerk of the House and the Secretary of the Senate provided guidance on “How to Properly Terminate a Lobbyist.”

We immediately had a few ideas. Cement shoes to cover their Belgian loafers, for one...

But we quickly realized that said “termination” was a clerical matter, not a felonious one: the e-mail was intended to help those who must file under the Lobbying Disclosure Act, and it covered what to do when a lobbyist leaves a firm or stops lobbying for a particular client.

Which would make for a pretty dull episode of the “Sopranos.”

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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