Trump Announces Rigid Lobbying Ban

The transition team for President-elect Donald Trump announced this week that anyone who serves in the Trump administration will need to terminate any lobbying registrations and pledge not to lobby again for five years after leaving the administration. The policy announcement came after criticism over Trump’s inclusion of registered lobbyists on the transition team despite… Read more »

Will Trump ‘Drain the Swamp’?

Federal lobbyists are already busy trying to forecast what will take place in the first 100 days or so of the Trump administration, but will also be watching to see if Congress embraces the president-elect’s call to “drain the swamp” and change the way influence works in the nation’s capital. Trump ran his campaign as… Read more »

ASAE Releases Updated Lobbying Documents

In 2012 the ASAE Public Policy Committee and Government Relations Section Council formed a working group that was tasked with examining current ASAE policy regarding lobbying and creating a statement on the value of association lobbying to society. The group updated the Association Lobbyist Professional Guidelines that were approved by the Board of Directors this past… Read more »