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Mon Dec 10, 2018, 11:57 AM

Lynn Jenkins sets up lobbying business -- but she's still a Kansas congresswoman

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Never seen a member of Congress do this before

Lynn Jenkins sets up lobbying business — but she’s still a Kansas congresswoman




December 07, 2018 01:20 PM

Updated December 09, 2018 05:29 AM


Lynn Jenkins hasn’t left Congress yet, but the Kansas Republican has already launched a new lobbying firm.

Jenkins’ term in the U.S. House doesn’t officially end until the first week of January and she still faces major votes on the farm bill, homeland security budget and other legislation. But her new business, LJ Strategies, LLC, has already registered with the state of Kansas.

Ethics watchdogs say the situation makes a mockery of the rules restricting lawmakers from working as lobbyists until they’ve been out of office for at least one year.

“This is an egregious abuse of the revolving door,” said Craig Holman, the lobbyist for Public Citizen, a group which advocates for stricter ethics rules.

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Ohiogal Dec 2018 #1

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Mon Dec 10, 2018, 12:03 PM

1. One question.

Why is she allowed to get away with this?

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