Monday, November 15, 2010

Senator to Lobbyist and Back Again

"Dan Coats, then a former senator and ambassador to Germany, served as co-chairman of a team of lobbyists in 2007 who worked behind the scenes to successfully block Senate legislation that would have terminated a tax loophole worth hundreds of millions of dollars in additional cash flow to Cooper Industries."

The New York Times explores Sen. Coats' moves among the Washington power elite:
"Senator to Lobbyist and Back Again".

"There is no rule that would keep Mr. Coats from voting on issues that he handled as a lobbyist, and he does not intend to recuse himself when former clients are affected by his votes."

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