Sen. Rick Scott Introduces Bill to Permanently Ban Members of Congress from Lobbying

March 1, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Senator Rick Scott joined Senator Mike Braun to introduce the Banning Lobbying and Safeguarding Trust (BLAST) Act, which implements a permanent lobbying ban for members of the House of Representatives and the Senate. A lobbying ban on Congress is part of Senator Rick Scott’s 10-point plan to make Washington work for families, which also includes ending taxpayer-funded Congressional Pensions, implementing term limits, and No Budget, No Pay legislation.

Senator Rick Scott said, “I’m proud to introduce this bill that imposes a permanent ban on members of Congress becoming lobbyists. Rather than serving the public, too many in Washington spend their political careers preparing for a lucrative job at a DC lobbying firm where they can cash in on their connections and their access. Congress should never serve as a training ground for future lobbyists, and putting an end to the revolving door is a common sense way to make Washington work for families.”

Senator Mike Braun said, “One of the reasons I left the private sector for Washington was to help President Trump drain the swamp and we can accomplish this by permanently banning Congressmen and Senators from lobbying Capitol Hill. Together we can end the revolving door of career politicians coming to Washington, spending time in Congress, then enriching themselves from their service to the American people.”