- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson of Utah has joined a major lobbying firm in Washington, D.C.

The firm Squire Patton Boggs announced in a statement Tuesday that Matheson has joined the firm’s public policy shop.

Tuesday was his first day but federal rules prohibit Matheson from lobbying his former colleagues for one year.

Matheson says in a statement that he’s excited to join the firm and address public policy issues.

The 54-year-old Democrat represented Utah in Congress for 14 years before deciding not to run for an eighth term last year.

During his seven terms in Congress, Matheson staked himself out as a member of the fiscally conservative “Blue Dog” Democrats.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide