Summary

1/29/2013--Introduced. Stop the Revolving Door in Washington Act - Amends the federal criminal code regarding the two-year ban on lobbying contacts by former Senators with any Member, officer,... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Jan 29, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to extend the post-employment restrictions on lobbying by Members of Congress and officers and employees of the legislative branch.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Stop the Revolving Door in Washington Act''.

SEC. 2. EXTENSION OF POST-EMPLOYMENT RESTRICTIONS.

(a) Extension of Restrictions.--Section 207(e) of title 18, United States Code, is amended-- (1) by amending paragraph (1) to read as follows: ``(1) Members of congress.--Any person who is a Senator or a Member of the House of Representatives and who, within 5 years after that person leaves office, knowingly makes, with the intent to influence, any communication to or appearance before any Member, officer, or employee of either House of Congress or any employee of any other legislative office of the Congress, on behalf of any other person (except the United States) in connection with any matter on which such former Senator or Member seeks action by a Member, officer, or employee of either House of Congress, in his or her official capacity, shall be punished as provided in section 216 of this title.''; (2) by striking paragraphs (2), (3), (4), (5), and (6) and inserting the following: ``(2) Officers of the congress.--Any person who is an elected officer of the Senate or of the House of Representatives and who, within 2 years after that person leaves office, knowingly...

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I support H.R. 440 ("to extend the post-employment restrictions on lobbying by Members of Congress and officers and employees") because...unfortunately most members of Congress (House and Senate) are spineless and mercinary and can be influenced by lobbiests (when the only people by which they should be influenced is US the citiens of their states or districts).

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Francis525
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2 years ago

I support H.R. 440 ("to extend the post-employment restrictions on lobbying by Members of Congress and officers and employees"). Personally, I believe lobbying should be outlawed.

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JeanBarnes
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2 years ago

I support H.R. 440 ("to extend the post-employment restrictions on lobbying by Members of Congress and officers and employees") because... Members of Congress & goverment officers plus goverment employees already have a life-time retirement income and as such why would/should We The People who pay their paychecks already pay them for doing just what they are doing now. It's called 'double-dipping' & if We the People tryed to do it We The People would be off to jail.

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Bill Summary


1/29/2013--Introduced.
Stop the Revolving Door in Washington Act - Amends the federal criminal code regarding the two-year ban on lobbying contacts by former Senators with any Member, officer, or employee of either chamber, or employee of any other legislative office. Imposes: (1) a five-year lobbying ban on all former Members of Congress; and (2) a two-year (currently, one-year) ban on lobbying contacts by former elected officers of either chamber, former congressional employees, or former employees of any other legislative office with any Member, officer, or employee.

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