Ahead of Senate Confirmation Hearing on “Walking Conflict of Interest” Nominee, Rep. Huffman Introduces New Bill to Strengthen Executive Branch Ethics Laws

Washington, D.C.-  New legislation introduced today by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) will strengthen ethical standards for political appointees in the executive branch, closing loopholes and elevating into federal law standards that are currently up to the President to determine and enforce. The Executive Appointee Ethics Improvement Act would give the force of law to the current five-year revolving door lobbying ban, compel public disclosure any time that an executive branch official is granted a waiver from complying with that ban, and put in place strict restrictions for former lobbyists selected for top federal agency positions.