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...