I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 2500, the Executive Appointee Ethics Improvement Act to codify strong, bipartisan standards for ethical conduct by executive appointees. For decades, these standards have been largely determined by Executive Order, meaning
that each incoming administration is free to take steps backwards on critical transparency requirements and safeguards against conflicts of interest. However, we’ve seen an unprecedented and alarming number if ethics issues coming out of the current Administration’s
secret waivers, to conflicts of interest by overseeing the
same issue areas they lobbied in prior to joining the Administration, to
rubber stamping financial disclosure forms.