The big picture: Lawmakers and staff on Capitol Hill — as well as K Street lobbyists — are eagerly awaiting the release of Biden’s “agency review teams,” which will work directly with federal agencies and departments to smooth the transition.

They will also provide a clue as to who will staff the departments below the Cabinet secretary level, as well as the likely policy direction of those agencies.

The Biden transition has announced restrictions — and exemptions — on lobbyists joining the transition.

“Transition OLA (Office of Legislative Affairs) will soon reach out to committees of jurisdiction to schedule listening sessions with the applicable ARTs, to take place in November and early December,” the email reads.