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Trump Administration Gives Ethics Waivers to Ex-Lobbyists President pledged to limit influence of lobbyists during his campaign

Jun 7, 2017...A fresh batch of ethics waivers made public Wednesday offers new insight into the roles that ex-lobbyists and other one-time industry representatives have taken in the Trump administration to shape health care, immigration and other policy matters.

Top Ethics Democrat Gets Pushed to Do More Against Trump Ted Deutch town hall got interesting when Emoluments Clause came up

Aug 31, 2017...FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — You might expect a congressional town hall in a safely Democratic district to be a relatively staid affair. And you would be correct, until one woman near the front of the conference space at a municipal recreation complex here in South Florida stood up to ask the ranking Democrat on the House Ethics Committee about enforcement of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause.

House Democrats Want to Use Minibus to Target Trump Ethics Rules Committee likely to nix attempts to force issue

Jul 26, 2017...House Democrats this week are trying to hitch a slate of amendments to the appropriations minibus, all targeting the business, family members and scandals of President Donald Trump.

Ex-Ethics Chief Outlines Tips to Fix Conflicts of Interest

Nov 9, 2017...Former Office of Government Ethics chief Walter Shaub, a high-profile critic of the Trump administration’s lax approach to conflicts of interest, offered 13 recommendations Thursday he said would shore up federal ethics.

Trump’s Ethics Waivers Grant Ex-Lobbyists Wide Influence Ethics watchdogs, some lobbyists decry movement between K Street and administration

Jun 1, 2017...The batch of ethics waivers released by the White House offered more evidence of what everyone already knew: The Trump administration, despite pledges to “drain the swamp,” has embraced the revolving door between government and the private sector.

Trump Criticizes House GOP on Ethics Office Overhaul President-elect says party should focus on tax reform, Obamacare

Jan 3, 2017...Donald Trump on Tuesday chastised the more than 100 House Republicans who voted Monday night to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics, marking the first clash between the president-elect and his party’s House caucus.

House Democrats Focus on Ethics, Political Money Effort is aimed at highlighting president’s ethics woes

Jul 19, 2017...Amid the collapse of a signature piece of Republican health care legislation and continued revelations about the Trump team’s ties to Russia, House Democrats have turned their spotlight on proposals to revamp ethics, campaign finance and voting rights laws.

Ep. 49: Trump’s Ethics Give Democrats a Midterm Weapon The Big Story

Apr 12, 2017...President Donald Trump has a blasé approach to the long list of complaints about his ethical conflicts and quandaries, and his GOP base hardly seems to mind, CQ Roll Call’s lobbying reporter Kate Ackley says. But all the questionable behavior by the president, his senior aides and his family are already giving Democrats on the Hill plenty of talking points for the midterm campaign.

Pileup of Ethical Issues Gives Democrats Powerful Weapon Against Trump Fog of suspicion continues to dog president on all sides

Apr 5, 2017...A small, previously obscure federal ethics office has catalogued a burst of inquiries and complaints from the public — more than 30,000 — since Donald Trump’s election as president, compared to a few hundred in all of fiscal 2015.