ALL, ACLU, CREW Urge Change in Lobby Restrictions

Posted March 30, 2009 at 4:09pm

Outrage over the Obama administration’s rules for lobbyists seeking stimulus funds continues to grow.

The American League of Lobbyists, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, and the American Civil Liberties Union have joined forces to urge the White House to rewrite the guidelines.

The groups are planning to hold a conference call Tuesday afternoon to discuss the letter they are sending to White House Counsel Gregory Craig.

The three groups are “asking President Barack Obama to rescind and reissue a section of a memorandum, released on March 20, which bans all phone calls and face-to-face conversations between registered lobbyists and executive branch officials involved in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,— according to a media advisory.