[HCCN] stopping the lobbyists
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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