President Donald J. Trump signed the lobby ban executive order yesterday, fulfilling yet another campaign promise to #DrainTheSwamp! He also signed two memorandums on Saturday. One to instruct the Pentagon to develop a plan in 30 days to defeat the Islamic State and another reorganizing the National Security Council, or NSC. The EO on lobbying will ban all Executive Branch appointees from working for any U.S. based lobbying firms for at least 5 years after leaving public service. It also instates a lifetime ban on working any foreign lobbyists. As we have seen in past administrations, many public officials join lobbying firms shortly after leaving the Executive Branch. This is a major reason why so many trade deals and regulations go against our national interests.