Vilsack: Lobbyist

Department of Agriculture-designate Tom Vilsack was a registered lobbyist, according to the AP.

Obama has promised to lessen the influence of special interests in his Cabinet. People working for his transition are prohibited from working in the “fields of policy” in which they lobbied over the last 12 months.

He has not detailed the rules for his Cabinet. But transition head John Podesta indicated last month that people going into service in the Obama administration may have to stay away from issues on which they lobbied for two years.

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