At a Washington, D.C., news conference that’s now underway, Obama-Biden transition team co-chairman John Podesta just announced that ethics rules have been put in place that bar federal lobbyists from contributing to the effort or raising money on its behalf. Also, anyone who has lobbied the federal government in the past 12 months is barred from “working on the fields of policy” for the transition team, Podesta said. And, anyone who works on the transition is barred from lobbying the federal government for 12 months after Inauguration Day.