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January 10, 2017

By Iulia Gheorghiu

POGO Reports Potential for Conflicts of Interest in Attorney General Nominee



Senator Sessions at the hearing for his nomination for Attorney General A new Project On Government Oversight report this week highlights the potential conflicts of interest that might arise if Senator Jeff Sessions is confirmed to be Attorney General of the United States and is called upon to investigate or prosecute any of h

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 3, 2017

By Lydia Dennett

Following Public Backlash House Members Drop Amendment to Gut Ethics Office



US Capitol in the evening in black and white Following public outcry and criticism from groups like POGO, the House reversed a previous decision to significantly weaken the independence of the Office of Congressional Ethics. Unfortunately the new rules for the 115th Congress did not include reforms t

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

January 3, 2017

By Ari Goldberg

Take Action: Ethics Office Should Be Strengthened, Not Eviscerated



Photo of the US Capitol at Night The Project On Government Oversight urges everyone to contact their Member of Congress to oppose a rule change proposed by House Judiciary Committee Chair Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) to undermine the independence of the Office of Congressional Ethi

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

December 9, 2016

By Ari Goldberg

POGO and Bipartisan Ethics Experts in New Letter to Trump: Divest Now to Prevent Ongoing Conflicts



Trump Tower A group of bipartisan experts urge President-elect Donald Trump to immediately divest his businesses and place the assets and investments into a genuine blind trust.

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Topics: Government Accountability

November 17, 2016

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

New Rule: Even the Appearance of a Conflict of Interest Should Be Avoided for Government Employees



US Office of Government Ethics website on a monitor, overlaid with a view of the US Capitol The Office of Government Ethics finalized a rule governing the solicitation and acceptance of gifts to government employees from outside sources. The new rule is intended to “advance public confidence in the integrity of Federal officials” by advising gove

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Topics: Government Accountability

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