August 21, 2018

Politico: Warren proposes sweeping crackdown on lobbying

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday unveiled sweeping anti-corruption legislation to tackle what she called a widespread "crisis of faith" in how Washington works, sparked by extensive corporate lobbying.

The proposed lobbying overhaul, which will give Warren a fresh opening to pummel President Donald Trump for failing to fulfill his pledge to "drain the swamp," is the latest in a series of ambitious policy proposals that the Massachusetts Democrat has been floating.

The bill would ban elected officials from lobbying for life, restrict stock ownership by lawmakers and Cabinet secretaries and try to stop Americans from lobbying on behalf of foreign governments and companies.

Read the full story on the Politico website here.

By:  Zachary Warmbrodt
Source: Politico