Joshua Rosenstein was cited in an article published this morning in The Hill regarding the decline in the number of registered lobbyists in Washington. The article discusses the reasons why K Street has seen the number of federally registered lobbyists decrease by over 4,500 since 2007. Mr. Rosenstein cited public perception and new ethics orders on lobbyists working in the White House as two reasons why fewer potential lobbyists are registered today.
“When the administration tells you that you’re unwelcome and the public perception of the industry is so negative, lobbyists become very aware of the message that’s being sent,” Mr. Rosenstein said.
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