Registered federal lobbyists working on President-elect Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaMcCarthy: ‘No deadline on DACA’ Democrats will need to explain if they shut government down over illegal immigration Trump’s first year in office was the year of the woman MORE's transition team will have to adhere to a strict set of rules limiting their ability to use connections to lobby the new administration, Barack Obama's transition chief John Podesta announced today at a briefing with reporters.

The rules, as provided by the Obama team:

  • Federal Lobbyists cannot contribute financially to the transition.

  • Federal lobbyists are prohibited from any lobbying during their work with the transition.

  • If someone has lobbied in the last 12 months, they are prohibited from working in the fields of policy on which they lobbied.

  • If someone becomes a lobbyist after working on the Transition, they are prohibited from lobbying the Administration