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January 22, 2014


Lawmakers Skirt Law to Keep Next Jobs Secret

"A law designed to prevent conflicts of interest and shed light on lawmakers who negotiate for post-Capitol Hill work while still in office has failed, worn thin by a series of administrative rulings and narrow interpretations," National Journal reports.

"The result is that lawmakers themselves now determine when a potential conflict exists and when disclosures should be released publicly. Moreover, because the law has yielded almost none of the public information it was designed to provide, it remains largely unknown whom lawmakers negotiate with--and whether their official duties present any conflicts with those employers."












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