The Obama revolving door spins

Oscar Ramirez may be the first Obama administration alumnus to hit K Street, newly public lobbying filings show.

Ramirez was a special assistant to Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis from January through June. In June, he joined the Podesta Group, a lobbying firm co-founded by John Podesta, who was Barack Obama's transition director. Ramirez is representing Credit Suisse on financial reform, and is also lobbying on behalf of H&R Block, as well as two other clients. Last year, Ramirez served a brief stint as Solis's congressional chief of staff, and he also served as the policy director for Obama's Virginia campaign.

Obama's ethics executive order from January would appear to prohibit Ramirez from lobbying any Obama appointees for the rest of the Obama administration.

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