This bill — the No Golden Parachutes for Public Service Act — would prohibit members of Congress from lobbying Congress after they leave office. It would apply to all lawmakers who leave Congress after this bill’s enactment, so former lawmakers who are already lobbying Congress could continue to do so.
What is House Bill H.R. 4511?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 4511
In-Depth: Sponsoring Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA) re-introduced this legislation after making it the first bill he introduced as a member of Congress in 2015 to prohibit members of Congress from ever lobbying Congress after leaving office:
“I firmly believe that the privilege of serving your constituents should be reward enough for Members of Congress. This bill would finally close the revolving door between Congress and special interest groups, restoring integrity to our political system and ensuring that politicians focus on representing their constituents instead of catering to lobbying groups who offer a lucrative post-electoral career.”
- Sponsoring Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA) Press Release (Previous Version)
Summary by Eric Revell(Photo Credit: lucky-photographer / iStock)
No Golden Parachutes for Public Service Act
To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit former Members of Congress from lobbying Members, officers, or employees of Congress.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
The Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil LibertiesCommittee on the JudiciaryIntroducedDecember 1st, 2017
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