Former Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) will serve as a senior adviser at the public affairs firm Agenda, Politico reported Tuesday.
Nelson retired from the Senate at the end of 2012, ending a 12-year career in the chamber. Ethics rules require senators to wait two years after leaving Capitol Hill before they begin lobbying work. But according to Politico, Agenda's advocacy work exempts the firm from the Lobbying Disclosure Act, enabling Nelson to begin right away.
Nelson told Politico that he will be "working with the staff to help coordinate and establish a relationship with state governments."
On Agenda's website, the firm touts a "strong a record of influencing positive outcomes for our clients."
"Simply knowing the right people won’t guarantee the preferred outcome either because decision makers and the general public are on information overload," the website reads. "Winning today requires an integrated approach, which Agenda has refined and perfected. We call it New Advocacy."