July 25, 2009

White House To K Street: Come On Down!

No surprisingly, lobbyists are going to get more input in how porkulus money is spent.

Now, the just-revised rules will allow government personnel to accept meetings and calls from federally registered lobbyists on the implementation of stimulus projects. The head of the Office of Management and Budget, Peter Orszag, issued a new guidance late Friday regarding the administration's communications with registered lobbyists about economic recovery funds.

Lobbyists can make their cases -- and agency officials can listen to them -- at "widely attended gatherings." Government officials have to ask whether the person they are talking to at such events is a federally registered lobbyist speaking on behalf of a client.

Most. Ethical. Folks. Evah. It's almost as if Obama really doesn't mean what he says when he says it.

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