Summary

1/29/2013--Introduced.End the Congressional Revolving Door Act - Prohibits a former Member of Congress or former congressional employee who is a registered lobbyist, and entitled to compensation as such,... Read More

Status

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

Date Introduced
Jan 29, 2013

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Bill Text

A BILL

To provide that a former Member of Congress or former Congressional employee who receives compensation as a lobbyist shall not be eligible for retirement benefits or certain other Federal benefits.

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 ``End the Congressional Revolving Door Act''.

SEC. 2. PROHIBITION RELATING TO CERTAIN FEDERAL BENEFITS FOR A FORMER MEMBER OF CONGRESS OR FORMER CONGRESSIONAL EMPLOYEE WHO RECEIVES COMPENSATION AS A LOBBYIST.

(a) In General.--A covered individual who is a registered lobbyist shall not be eligible for any covered benefits for any month-- (1) which begins after the date of the enactment of this Act; and (2) in or for which such covered individual is-- (A) employed as a lobbyist; and (B) entitled to compensation as a lobbyist. (b) Covered Individual.--For purposes of this section, the term ``covered individual'' means an individual who becomes a former Member of Congress or a former Congressional employee after the date of the enactment of this Act. (c) Covered Benefits.--For purposes of this section, the term ``covered benefits'', as used with respect to a covered individual, means any payment or other benefit which is payable, by virtue of service performed by such covered individual, under any of the following: (1) The Civil Service Retirement System, including the Thrift Savings Plan. (2) The Federal Employees' Retirement System, including the Thrift Savings Plan. (3) The Federal Employees'...

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State: CA

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I support H.R. 442: End the Congressional Revolving Door Act because it is only fair to the tax payers.

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NY
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real4reel
NY-0
9 months ago

I support H.R. 442: End the Congressional Revolving Door Act because... one should not be compensated for lobbying activities while on a federal payroll or retirement. The one problem I see with the way this particular bill is written is that the punishment is only one month denial of retirement benefits. The punishment should be complete loss of retirement benefits for life for participation as a lobbyist. This is a start, but you need go farther with it.

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TN
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Gary_at_Poverty_Knob
TN-8
1 year ago

I support H.R. 442: End the Congressional Revolving Door Act because...There are positions in life where people must recuse themselves from certain activities. Some corrupt politicians are paid to overcome their sensibilities concerning their responsibility to recuse themselves from being a lobbyist. This act will close that door.

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NY
18
farrellkej
NY-18
1 year ago

I support H.R. 442: End the Congressional Revolving Door Act because I do not believe you will do anything to actually benefit your constituents until we end corruption, and this is just one of the things that has to happen. Also, if you are using your federal position to make private money, we should be able to write you off and let you fend for yourself. we owe you nothing at that point. I want to know that you will support this bill and push for it to get out of committee where it has been for almost a year. Thank you,

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WA
3
jack_in_wa
WA-3
1 year ago

I support H.R. 442: End the Congressional Revolving Door Act because... PACs and special interest groups are simply *buying* votes and members of BOTH houses. Neither house, nor the Executive branch for that matter, seem interested in serving the people of America. They're in these positions only to make themselves rich and I'm sick of paying for it.

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WI
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machinehead
WI-7
2 years ago

I support H.R. 442: End the Congressional Revolving Door Act because... lobbying serves mainly to serve the interests of the wealthy in government. The 'one person, one vote' standard is being replaced by: "One dollar, one vote" - which is not democracy.

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MI
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IndependentBob
MI-2
2 years ago

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Bill Summary

1/29/2013--Introduced.End the Congressional Revolving Door Act - Prohibits a former Member of Congress or former congressional employee who is a registered lobbyist, and entitled to compensation as such, from being eligible for any benefits beginning after enactment of this Act under: -the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), including the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP); - the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS), including the TSP; -the Federal Employees' Health Benefits (FEHB) Program, including federal enhanced dental and vision benefits; or -the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program. States that nothing in this Act shall be considered to prevent the payment of any: (1) CSRS or FERS lump-sum credit to which an individual is entitled, or (2) nonforfeitable amount in an individual's TSP account.

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