Mr. Trump’s lobbying ban will require administration members to agree that they will not lobby the federal government for five years after they leave service. Federal lobbying bans now last generally for one or two years, depending on the office.
Matthew T. Sanderson, a government ethics compliance lawyer who has worked on several Republican presidential campaigns, said Mr. Trump’s plan would expand so-called revolving-door restrictions.
“The devil is in the details,” he said. “But if it is as they described it, a five-year ban on becoming a federal lobbyist would constitute a real and significant measure to fight the revolving door that happens in Washington.”