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Overwhelming Bipartisan Majorities Favor Greater Restrictions on Lobbying by Former Government Officials

dc.contributor.authorKull, Steven
dc.contributor.authorFehsenfeld, Evan
dc.contributor.authorLewitus, Evan Charles
dc.contributor.authorMartens, Francesca
dc.descriptionA policymaking simulation is an online process that puts citizens in the shoes of elected officials by simulating the process they go through in making policy decisions. Each simulation introduces a broader policy topic and then presents a series of modules that address a specific policy option that is currently under consideration in the current discourse. For each module, respondents: 1) receive a short briefing on a policy issue and the option or options for addressing it; 2) evaluate arguments for and against the policy options; and 3) finally, make their recommendation for what their elected officials should do.en_US
dc.description.abstractOverwhelming bipartisan majorities support proposed legislation that calls for extending the period that former government officials must wait before they can lobby the government and prohibiting former executive branch officials from ever lobbying on behalf of foreign governments. Similarly, large majorities favor ending the support the government currently provides for former US Presidents. Currently, former Members of Congress are prohibited from lobbying Congress for two years after leaving office. Proposed legislation H.R. 383 by Rep. Posey [R-FL-8], H.R. 796 by Rep. DeSantis [R-FL-6], H.R. 1951 by Rep. O’Halleran [D-AZ-1] and H.R. 346 by Rep. Trott [R-MI-11] calls for extending this period to five years. In the survey, 77 percent approved of such an extension, including 80% of Republicans and 73% of Democrats.en_US
dc.subjectGovernment reformen_US
dc.subject115th Congressen_US
dc.subjectH.R. 383en_US
dc.subjectH.R. 796en_US
dc.subjectH.R. 1951en_US
dc.subjectH.R. 346en_US
dc.subjectMembers of Congressen_US
dc.subjectCongressional staffersen_US
dc.subjectSenior Exective Branch officialsen_US
dc.subjectS. 522en_US
dc.subjectH.R. 484en_US
dc.subjectS. 1189en_US
dc.subjectH.R. 4187en_US
dc.subjectH.R. 2298en_US
dc.titleOverwhelming Bipartisan Majorities Favor Greater Restrictions on Lobbying by Former Government Officialsen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtProgram for Public Consultation (PPC)
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Maryland
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md)

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