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President Trump Issues New Executive Order
On January 28, 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order 13770, which is entitled "Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees." This order requires that "[e]very appointee in every executive agency appointed on or after January 20, 2017, shall sign, and upon signing shall be contractually committed to, the following pledge upon becoming an appointee..." This pledge includes promising, "I will not, within 5 years after the termination of my employment as an appointee in any executive agency in which I am appointed to serve, engage in lobbying activities with respect to that agency."
Click here to read the rest of the pledge and Executive Order.