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By Matthew Dabros

Citizens, reporters, and watchdog firms declare that U.S. Congress participants serve distinct curiosity teams in go back for profitable jobs in when they go away office—and that those legislators develop into lax of their ultimate time period of place of work as they're now not pressured by way of elections to supply caliber illustration to electorate. This publication investigates the veracity of those claims.

• bargains a well timed and fact-based point of view at the courting among legislators and designated curiosity agencies, one within which particular pursuits constrain—not exploit—lawmakers' opportunistic proclivities

• records how the phobia of reduced 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 just about each senator and consultant who left place of work among 2001 and 2011

• Investigates and identifies the most important components that advised legislators to stay in public provider, soak up a occupation in lobbying or in other places within the inner most quarter, or retire from paintings altogether

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