As former Members of Congress and elected officers are using their former positions to lobby Congress, Friday U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) and U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) are introducing the Banning Lobbying and Safeguarding Trust (BLAST) Act. Scott said the bill “imposes a permanent ban on members of Congress becoming lobbyists.”

This legislation is a companion bill to legislation introduced by Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN-9), H.R.1145.