Category Archives: Ethics

White House Responds to Lobbyists Concerning New Restrictions

Politico reports that the White House sent a letter to a group of lobbyists reiterating its intent to enforce the new policy prohibiting lobbyists from serving on agency advisory boards and commissions.  The lobbyists had sent a letter to the … Continue reading

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Judge Declares Mistrial in Ring Case

The federal judge declared a mistrial today in the trial of Kevin Ring, a former Abramoff associate.  The judge declared the mistrial after the jury foreman sent a note to the judge stating that the jury was hopelessly deadlocked and … Continue reading

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Some Democratic House Members Voice Concerns Regarding Office of Congressional Ethics

The Hill reports that some Democratic Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are voicing concerns about the Office of Congressional Ethics (“OCE”).  OCE recently recommended that the House Ethics Committee initiate investigations of certain Democratic Members.  OCE was created … Continue reading

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Lobbyists Frustrated With New White House Directive

CQ Politics reports that many lobbyists from small to mid-size companies and trade associations are frustrated with the new White House directive prohibiting lobbyists from serving on agency advisory boards and commissions.  Individuals seeking appointment to a board or commission … Continue reading

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White House: No Federally-Registered Lobbyists Should Be Appointed To Agency Advisory Boards And Commissions

Norm Eisen, special counsel to the President for ethics and government reform, just announced on the White House blog that they have informed executive agencies and departments that federally-registered lobbyists should not be appointed to agency advisory boards and commissions.  … Continue reading

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White House Releases Ethics Waivers

The Hill reports that the White House released several ethics waivers from the President for political appointees placed throughout the administration.  The waivers, disclosed publicly through the White House blog, relate to the President’s Executive Order on Ethics for Executive … Continue reading

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