By: The Hill

January 13, 2021

Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.) and Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), the chairwoman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, have reintroduced a bill to reduce the influence of lobbyists and to close the so-called revolving door.

The bill, the Executive Branch Conflict of Interest Act, was first introduced by the late Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) in 2019. The bill would ban companies from making “golden parachute” payments that reward former employees for joining the government and strengthen recusal requirements to stop senior government officials from acting in ways that benefit former employers or clients.