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Ted Cruz, AOC looking to co-author lobbying ban bill

Posted at 11:56 AM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 12:56:54-04

An unlikely pair of elected officials could be joining forces in an effort to keep U.S. members of Congress from becoming lobbyists.  

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) have been in talks to author a bill that would place a lifetime ban on former members of Congress becoming lobbyists. 

 

Online posts from both Cruz and Ocasio-Cortez show the two are willing to work together on the bill.  

Cruz says he has long called for the ban.  

 

Ocasio-Cortez responded to Cruz saying that long as the two can agree on a bill with no “partisan snuck-in clauses” she would be willing to join as a co-lead.