Sen. Sasse Introduces Five Federal Ethics Bills - State and Federal Communications

September 18, 2018  •  

Sen. Sasse Introduces Five Federal Ethics Bills

On September 17, Sen. Ben Sasse introduced five federal ethics bills in the Senate, including Senate Bill 3454, the Congressional Revolving Door Ban Act, which would create a lifetime ban on members of Congress leaving office to become federal lobbyists.

Senate Bill 3452, the Cabinet Service Integrity Act, prohibits cabinet members and their immediate family from soliciting contributions from a government of a foreign country, a foreign political party, or any entity owned or controlled by a government of a foreign country or foreign political party.

Senate Bill 3451, the Congressional Anti-Corruption Act, prohibits members of Congress from buying or selling individual securities while in office.

Senate Bill 3453, the Congressional Workplace Misconduct Accountability Act, creates a public database of U.S. Congressional human resources settlements and increases the personal financial liability for members of congress.

Senate Bill 3450, the Presidential Tax Transparency Act, requires a presidential and vice-presidential candidates’ tax returns be disclosed by the Internal Revenue Service.

Sasse said he intends the legislation to be “big and disruptive and uncomfortable for Washington, D.C.”, according to his press release.

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