Thursday, January 6, 2011

Road socialist and former US senator Kit Bond joins DC transportation lobbying

He's prohibited from lobbying for two years by Senate rules, but just retired U.S. senator Christopher "Kit" Bond is turning heads by signing on with Saint Louis-and-DC law and lobbying firm Thompson Coburn.

Foreign Affairs reported:
"At Thompson Coburn, Bond will advise clients in the areas of international trade, biotechnology, agriculture, cyberlaw and transportation and also consult on client issues that will bring economic development and job opportunities to the State of Missouri," the firm said in a press release.
During his 24 years in the Senate, Bond served at one time as the ranking member of the appropriations subcommittee on transportation, and brought back plenty of transportation bacon and pork for Missouri in the process.

Bond's new firm is a major transportation lobbying firm in Washington.  According to the Huffington Post:
The firm primarily lobbies within the transportation sector, including contracts with Los Angeles County Metro Transportation Authority, and the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, a San Francisco-based transit project.

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