Chart of the Day

via Boing Boing

Nicko from the Sunlight Foundation sez, “Today the Sunlight Foundation continued an investigation of how congressional offices operate with a closer look at the ever-present “Revolving Door.” The new analysis, covering 2009 to 2011, found at least 378 House staffers left Congress and became registered lobbyists, according to a review of U.S. House disbursement data and federal lobbying records. This group of former House offices and committee staffers includes 50 legislative assistants, 32 chiefs of staff, 26 legislative directors and 22 staff assistants who moved from Capitol Hill to K Street.

Perhaps there is some merit in the Greens proposal to register lobbyists. I am yet to be convinced of the point of that.


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  • parorchestia

    At least the US lobbying system is transparent.  Our pressure groups work in secret.