Obama's New Lobbying Rules May Affect FCC Chief Selection

Henry Rivera, an influential Washington lawyer who was expected to be key in selecting the next chairman of the Federal Communications Committee, may have to help Obama with something else, instead. Blame new lobbying rules the Obama team announced today.

Lobbyists take note. Today, President-elect Barack Obama released his new rules for lobbyists participating in his government transition. Here’s the bad news for many Washington insiders on his transition team: “If someone has lobbied in the last 12 months, they are prohibited from working in the fields of policy on which they lobbied,” according to the rules.

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