WASHINGTON, D.C. – As former Members of Congress and elected officers are using their previous positions to lobby Congress, today U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) and U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) are introducing the Banning Lobbying and Safeguarding Trust (BLAST) Act.
“Washington is broken, and one way we can fix it is to permanently banning Congressmen and Senators from lobbying Capitol Hill,” said U.S. Senator Mike Braun. “We need to put a stop to the revolving door of career politicians coming to Washington, spending time in Congress, then enriching themselves from their service to the American people.”
Senator Rick Scott said, “Washington is broken, and that’s due in part to self-interested politicians focused on the next steps of their lucrative lobbying careers and connections instead of serving the taxpayers who elected them. Congress shouldn’t serve as a training ground for future lobbyists, and I’m proud to work with Senator Braun to put an end to this revolving door.”