Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Not ONE retiring Congressman would pledge NOT to lobby


Retiring members of Congress are ignoring a call to promise they won't become lobbyists when their terms end.

Public Citizen, a Washington-based watchdog nonprofit, asked the 47 short-timers in the House and Senate on Monday if they would sign a pledge not to take a job with a lobbying firm (20 of the retiring members are running for another office).

"We have not received any pledges and we have not received any inquiries for more information about the pledge from any retiring members," said Public Citizen's Angela Canterbury.