Everything Burns: The Top Congressional Offices Richest K Street Sellouts

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Working in a congressional office can have its perks, sometimes eventually reaching six figures.

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The nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation found that former congressional staffers who take jobs as lobbyists make considerably more than the average lobbyist with no government attachments, showing the revolving door between Capitol Hill and K Street.

According to the study, both former staffers who list their previous congressional office and Hill alumni who choose not to advertise that information make substantially more than the average contract lobbyist.

Between 1998 and 2012, the median revolving door lobbyist who disclosed his congressional office earned $87,680 more than the median revolver who did not. In 2006, the difference was a little more than $122,000.

As of 2012, the median salary for a lobbyist who listed their former place of Hill employment is slightly above $300,000 and a former Hill staffer who did not reveal this information takes in around $280,000. Lobbyists with no government experience barely make it past six figures…

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The Daily Caller


One Comment on “Everything Burns: The Top Congressional Offices Richest K Street Sellouts”

  1. […] Pundit from another Planet Working in a congressional office can have its perks, sometimes eventually reaching six figures. […]


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