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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Revolving Door 2019

Theodoric Meyer and David Beavers at Politico:
Former Reps. Joe Crowley and Bill Shuster are heading to K Street, making them one of the rare bipartisan pairs of former lawmakers to team up as lobbyists after leaving office.
Crowley, a New York Democrat, and Shuster, a Pennsylvania Republican, are joining Squire Patton Boggs, one of the largest law and lobbying firms in Washington.

The hiring of Crowley and Shuster gives Squire Patton Boggs a second bipartisan duo of former lawmakers, along with former Sens. John Breaux (D-La.) and Trent Lott (R-Miss.), who joined Patton Boggs in 2010. (The firm later merged with Squire Sanders to create Squire Patton Boggs.)
The pair is the latest to land on K Street out of the dozens of members of Congress who left last month.

Former Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Dave Reichert (R-Wash.), Luke Messer (R-Ind.), Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.), Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) and Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) have all joined lobbying firms, although not all of them plan to register to lobby. Former Reps. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.) and Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.) have started their own consulting firms.