Senators Al Franken and Michael Bennet introduced a bill this month to ban the outrageous practice of former members of Congress cashing in as big money lobbyists.
The bill, the Close the Revolving Door Act, also:
- Increases penalties for breaking the Lobbying Disclosure Act
- Extends the ban on congressional staff becoming lobbyists, from only one year to six
- Gives the public better online access to information about who lobbies Congress
Sign the petition: Tell Congress to pass the Close the Revolving Door Act to ban Senators and Representatives from ever becoming lobbyists.
Petition to Congress:
Serving in Congress shouldn’t be a tryout for a high-paying career as a lobbyist. Pass Senators Al Franken and Michael Bennet’s Close the Revolving Door Act without delay and ban members of Congress from becoming lobbyists.