By Julie Rose
Alan Zibel: When members of Congress retire or get voted out of office, they don’t necessarily leave Washington Hill. The most popular next step for them is to become a lobbyist. Sixty percent of Senators and Representatives who left office last year, and got a new job, landed at lobbying firm, where the pay is significantly higher and their inside knowledge of how Congress works pays off for their clients. That’s the analysis from liberal advocacy group Public Citizen, which tracks this stuff and would like to see the “revolving door” between Capitol Hill and K Street closed.