Oct 20, 2015

Former Rep. Dan Burton now lobbying for Church of Scientology

Jordan Fischer
October 19, 2015

Former U.S. Rep. Dan Burton has found a post-congressional career as a lobbyist for the Church of Scientology.

Burton was paid $20,000 for his services as a lobbyist for the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) between July and September, according to a lobbying disclosure form filed Friday.

The CCHR was formed in 1969 by the Church of Scientology. The organization describes itself as a "mental health watchdog." It has campaigned against psychiatry and the "medical legitimacy of psychiatric diagnosis," and operates the "Psychiatry: An Industry of Death" Museum in Hollywood.

According to the Church of Scientology's website, then-Congressman Burton attended the opening of its National Affairs Office in Washington, D.C., in 2012.


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