[HCCN] stopping the lobbyists

Dexter Bellows dexter at downeast.net
Fri Nov 27 12:44:29 EST 2009

Hundreds, if not thousands, of lobbyists are likely to be ejected from  
federal advisory panels as part of a little-noticed initiative by the  
Obama administration to curb K Street's influence in Washington,  
according to White House officials and lobbying experts.
The new policy -- issued with little fanfare this fall by the White  
House ethics counsel -- may turn out to be the most far-reaching  
lobbying rule change so far from President Obama, who also has sought  
to restrict the ability of lobbyists to get jobs in his administration  
and to negotiate over stimulus contracts.


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