By Matthew Dabros
Citizens, reporters, and watchdog businesses declare that U.S. Congress individuals serve exact curiosity teams in go back for profitable jobs in when they go away office—and that those legislators turn into lax of their ultimate time period of place of work as they're now not pressured through elections to supply caliber illustration to voters. This publication investigates the veracity of those claims.
• deals a well timed and fact-based standpoint at the dating among legislators and designated curiosity firms, one during which designated pursuits constrain—not exploit—lawmakers' opportunistic proclivities
• files how the phobia of decreased post-office employment possibilities compels legislators to provide caliber illustration instead of succumb to opportunism within the ultimate time period of officeholding and within the absence of electoral constraints
• unearths that post-Congressional careers entail greater than simply lobbying via an up to date accounting of the occupation judgements of virtually each senator and consultant who left workplace among 2001 and 2011
• Investigates and identifies the main elements that steered legislators to stay in public carrier, absorb a profession in lobbying or in other places within the inner most quarter, or retire from paintings altogether
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Careers after Congress: Do Jobseeking Legislators Shortchange Constituents? by Matthew Dabros