U.S. Republican Jeb Bush backs federal hiring freeze, lobbying rules

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Posted: Jul 20, 2015 10:29 AM

(Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said on Monday he would overhaul Washington's culture with a federal balanced budget amendment, a freeze on government hiring and a longer ban on former members of Congress becoming lobbyists.

"We need a president willing to challenge the whole culture in our nation's capital – and I mean to do it," Bush, the former Florida governor, said in remarks posted on his campaign website on Monday.

(Reporting by Emily Stephenson and Luciana Lopez; Editing by Susan Heavey)