Beat Obama Committee’s Membership tells Congress to ban Foreign Lobbying

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The Beat Obama Committee (a regularly constituted organization registered with the Federal Elections Commission and provided by said Commission the identifying number of C00496729) is launching a fax campaign to urge Congress to ban foreign lobbying. The latest effort by the Committee is pressing lawmakers to support and pass legislation that would forbid former elected officials from working on behalf of foreign governments.

After being paid $110,000, Former Sen. Trent Lott is now lobbying for the Law of the Sea Treaty which he once opposed.

The Beat Obama Committee will fight former GOP leaders who now lobby for America's enemies.

The Beat Obama Committee (a regularly constituted organization registered with the Federal Elections Commission and provided by said Commission the identifying number of C00496729) has begun a new fax campaign to tell Congress to ban foreign lobbying. According to the Heritage Foundation's research reported on April 30, 2012, former U.S. Senators Trent Lott and John Breaux are now lobbying the Senate to pass the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST).

The Heritage Foundation highlights the fact that when Trent Lott was a Senator, he stated that the Law of the Sea Treaty would “create a UN on steroids.” Mr. Lott was a strong opponent of LOST while in office. Heritage points out that Mr. Lott’s position has changed now that Shell Oil Company has paid his lobbying firm $80,000.

“This is a bipartisan problem,” said Randy Goodwin, Treasurer of the Beat Obama Committee. “Politicians from both sides of the aisle are leaving office and going to work for foreign interests that don’t necessarily represent America’s best interests.”

According to the Heritage Foundation's research, LOST would require America to give approximately half of its offshore oil royalties away to a UN governing body, which would then redistribute the funds to other nations.

“One of the best solutions to the issue of foreign lobbying that we’ve heard is to simply ban it,” said Goodwin. “We’re urging our members to tell Congress to pass a new law that would forbid lawmakers from lobbying for foreign countries altogether. They worked for us during their public career, but many of them are simply switching sides on issues once they get out of office.”

In the coming weeks, the Beat Obama Committee will fight former GOP leaders who now lobby for America's enemies. Goodwin says that former Senators Breaux and Lott are just the tip of the iceberg.

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