Mar 13, 2023 | Blog Posts


I’ve put service over self my entire life – first in the Air Force, then at the Iowa Statehouse, and now in Congress. Public service is one of the greatest honors to be able to be a voice for the folks in Iowa. 

That’s why I have introduced a bill to increase the lobbying ban for Members of Congress. Lobbying is the single most popular post-Congress career choice with approximately 2/3rds of former Members joining the lobbying industry.  

This legislation will help make elected officials more accountable to taxpayers: 

  • The bill would triple the length of the lobbying ban for Members of Congress, making the cooling off period between public service as a Representative and lobbying now 3 years instead of just 1 year.  

  • The bill would protect constituents from a representative shopping for their next job and paycheck, instead of serving the people.  

From day one in Congress, I have fought to ensure we are putting efficient, effective, and good government policies forward to make the federal government work better for the American people—from banning stock trading to term limits to eliminating automatic pay raises. This is another step forward in that mission.