Text: S.3454 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (09/17/2018)

2d Session
S. 3454

To prohibit Members of Congress from lobbying after leaving Congress.


September 17, 2018

Mr. Sasse introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs


To prohibit Members of Congress from lobbying after leaving Congress.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Congressional Revolving Door Ban Act”.

SEC. 2. Lobbying for compensation ban.

(a) Purpose.—The purpose of this Act is to prohibit Members of Congress from lobbying for compensation after leaving Congress.

(b) Prohibition.—No individual serving as a Member of Congress on or after the date of enactment of this Act shall, upon the completion of the Member's term of office, accept compensation for offering any advice or engaging in written or oral communication with regard to—

(1) the formulation, modification, or adoption of Federal legislation (including legislative proposals);

(2) the formulation, modification, or adoption of a Federal rule, regulation, Executive order, or any other program, policy, or position of the United States Government;

(3) the administration or execution of a Federal program or policy (including the negotiation, award, or administration of a Federal contract, grant, loan, permit, or license);

(4) the nomination or confirmation of an individual for a position subject to confirmation by the Senate; or

(5) the representation of any party in a pending matter involving the Federal Government before a Federal court or in a Federal administrative proceeding.

(c) Exception.—Subsection (b) shall not apply to full-time employment by or elected service in Federal, State, or local government, unless the activities described in that subsection constitute a primary responsibility of employment.

(d) Penalty.—Whoever violates this section shall be fined the greater of not greater than $1,000,000 or the value of the compensation received by the individual, imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both.

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