By Matthew Dabros

Citizens, reporters, and watchdog businesses declare that U.S. Congress contributors serve distinct curiosity teams in go back for profitable jobs in after they depart office—and that those legislators develop into lax of their ultimate time period of workplace as they're now not forced by means of 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 courting among legislators and designated curiosity corporations, one during which unique pursuits constrain—not exploit—lawmakers' opportunistic proclivities

• files how the terror of lowered 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

• finds that post-Congressional careers entail greater than simply lobbying via an updated 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 main elements that advised legislators to stay in public carrier, absorb a occupation in lobbying or somewhere else within the deepest zone, or retire from paintings altogether

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