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Wave of lobbyist deregistrations in Trump orbit after announcement of new policy

Donald Trump's transition team said two days ago that registered lobbyists will not be allowed to serve in the new administration.
  • Nov 29, 2016

How exactly do you ‘drain the swamp’? Here are 4 ways it could be done.

'Draining the swamp' is harder than it sounds. Here's how it can be done, according to ethics experts.
  • Nov 23, 2016

Lobbyists are still involved in Trump team, despite the president-elect’s pledge to remove their influence

Some power brokers are advising the transition group as informal consultants.
  • Nov 18, 2016

Lobbyists remain involved in Trump transition, despite pledge to remove their influence

Lobbyists are continuing to advise Donald Trump's transition team, despite transition leaders' pledge to remove lobbyists' involvement from the operation.
  • Nov 18, 2016

Trump’s new lobbying rules could ‘drain the swamp.’ But they may be illegal and are porous.

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.
  • Nov 18, 2016

Trump administration will ban lobbyists, enact five-year lobbying ban after leaving government

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.
  • Nov 16, 2016

If Trump wants to close lobbying loopholes, ethics lawyers have written a proposal to do just that

Trump campaigned on a promise to crack down on the influence of special interests in Washington and proposed toughening restrictions on lobbyists.
  • Nov 16, 2016

Lobbyists in the running for Trump Cabinet jobs, despite ‘drain the swamp’ pledge

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.
  • Nov 16, 2016

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue announces revamp of group’s lobbying arm

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.
  • Nov 15, 2016

Bernie Sanders: Trump already breaking campaign promise to ‘drain the swamp’

Sens. Bernie Sanders and Sheldon Whitehouse take aim at Donald Trump's inclusion of lobbyists and industry executives on his transition team.
  • Nov 15, 2016