If their bosses are not reelected in November, Democratic Hill staffers hoping to transition to K Street lobbying gigs are up against some tough challenges.
Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) have introduced a bill that would prohibit members of Congress from becoming lobbyists after they retire.
A handful of Washington’s lobbying firms are undergoing major changes, as reported by The Washington Post’s Catherine Ho.
No one is entirely surprised when a Hill staffer is lured away from the halls of Congress to a plush gig on K Street. But the reverse trend – lobbyists leaving K Street to work as Congressional staffers – also takes place, though it tends to receive much less attention.