The Hill:New State hire may exploit a loophole in lobbyist ban

Written by admin on August 5th, 2009

The Hill reports on the latest lobbyist to join the Obama Administration despite the President’s pledge to avoid business as usual.  Read it here:

Shortly after taking office, Obama issued an executive order designed to prevent federal agencies from hiring individuals who had lobbied the agencies within the past two years.

The records indicate that Raphel’s appointment could conflict with the order since she lobbied State and also was a foreign agent for Pakistan, albeit briefly, during the two years prior to her apartment.

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