The number of lobbyists who have served in government jobs is four times more than the Obama administration had six years into office.
And former lobbyists serving Trump are often involved in regulating the industries they worked for.
“It suggests that lobbyists see themselves as more effective in furthering their clients’ special interests from inside the government rather than from outside.”.
We tracked the lobbyists as part of an update to Trump Town, our database of political appointees.
As deputy secretary for legislation for mandatory health, he headed the portfolio that he tried to influence for most of his career.
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“There’s no way [he would’ve been hired under Obama] because Trump dropped a key provision of the Obama ethics pledge,” she said. »