Donald Trump’s transition team said two days ago that registered lobbyists will not be allowed to serve in the new administration.
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Some power brokers are advising the transition group as informal consultants.
Lobbyists are continuing to advise Donald Trump’s transition team, despite transition leaders’ pledge to remove lobbyists’ involvement from the operation.
Ethics experts and lobbyists said that there are easy ways to circumvent them and that the lifetime ban on lobbying for foreign governments could be illegal.
The Trump transition team announced that state and federal lobbyists will not be allowed to serve in the administration, and people who leave the administration will have to wait five years before they can become lobbyists.
Trump campaigned on a promise to crack down on the influence of special interests in Washington and proposed toughening restrictions on lobbyists.
for Trump, the issue is of increased importance because of the promises he made on the campaign trail and the anti-establishment wave he rode to victory.
Suzanne Clark takes over the top lobbying job at a time when the business lobby in Washington, once a dominant force with congressional Republicans, is struggling to fend off the conservative tea party wing of the GOP.
The company lobbied lawmakers — both directly and indirectly — to increase the availability of epinephrine autoinjectors in U.S. schools.