TV News LIES

Sunday, Mar 01st

Last update01:10:29 AM GMT

You are here News Congress Outgoing GOP Senator Joins Lobbying Law Firm

Outgoing GOP Senator Joins Lobbying Law Firm

E-mail Print PDF

Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.)Outgoing Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) is headed for a pay raise, announcing on Tuesday he'll be joining a high-profile law firm that lobbies on transportation issues. While in Congress, Bond served as ranking member on a subcommittee that doled out transportation funds. Now he is joining the St. Louis-based law firm Thompson Coburn as a partner.

"I joined this firm to be a lawyer, not to be a lobbyist," Bond told reporters at a press conference on Tuesday, pointing to ethics rules that ban former lawmakers from lobbying for two years after leaving the chamber. "I do not plan to be involved in lobbying Congress."

The firm primarily lobbies within the transportation sector, including contracts with Los Angeles County Metro Transportation Authority, and the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, a San Francisco-based transit project.

Bond will work on transportation, agriculture, biotechnology and international trade -- the same issues he focused on during his time as a lawmaker. Not only did Bond serve as ranking member on a subcommittee which allocates funds for transportation, during his time in the Senate Bond also funneled hundreds of millions of dollars back to his home state in earmarks.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Congress passes one-week DHS fix

US CongressThe House voted late Friday to stave off a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security...

Senate panel approves AG nominee Lynch

Loretta LynchThe Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance Loretta Lynch to be the nation's next attorney...

John Boehner Humiliated As House Republicans Defeat His Bill To Keep Homeland Security Open

Boehner humiliatedIn a crushing defeat for John Boehner, his own House Republicans defeated the Speaker’s bill, and...

Powerful Senate Republican tamping down torture disclosures

Richard BurrWhen the Senate Intelligence Committee released the much anticipated executive summary of the full report on...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!