A five-year ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service.

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“A five-year ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service.”

Source: Donaldjtrump.com

Update: President Trump Signs An Executive Order, Imposing A Five-Year Ban On Ex-Officials Lobbying

Date: January 28th, 2017

ABC:

“President Donald Trump is imposing a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for foreign governments, and a five-year ban for other lobbying.

Trump used his executive authority Saturday to put in place the bans — fulfilling part of his campaign pledge to “drain the swamp” in Washington.

Trump has said that those who want to work for him should focus on the job they’ll be doing for the American people, and not on future income earned by peddling their influence after serving in government.

Administration officials describe the bans as historic in scope. But it’s not immediately clear how they’d be enforced.”

Fox News:

“President Trump on Saturday signed three executive orders — one to lengthen the ban on administration officials working as lobbyists and two related to national security, particularly strengthening efforts to defeat the Islamic State terror group.

The order on the lobbying ban extends the existing one from two years to five years and puts in place a lifetime ban on ex-officials lobbying for foreign countries.

Trump vowed on the campaign trail to make such changes and others, to voters’ chants of “drain the swamp.””

TIME:

“President Donald Trump signed a lifetime foreign-lobbying ban for members of his administration Saturday, as well as a five-year ban for all other lobbying.

The lobbying ban was a central component of Trump’s campaign pledge to “drain the swamp” in Washington, D.C., though his commitment to the slogan has wavered. Trump has hired top donors to his campaign for administration jobs, while relying on industry lobbyists for both his transition and administration staff.

“This was something, the five year ban, that I was talking a lot about on the campaign trail and we will now put it into effect,” Trump said as he signed the order in the Oval Office.”

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One thought on “A five-year ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service.

  1. This one is a compromise. His order prevents officials from lobbying the agency they worked in for five years after they leave, but allowing them to lobby other parts of the government.

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