H.R.6340 - Presidential Accountability Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] (Introduced 11/17/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 12/05/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6340 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/17/2016)
Presidential Accountability Act
This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime for the President or Vice President to personally and substantially participate in official matters that affect their financial interests, unless the financial interests are held in a blind trust or the President or Vice President discloses the financial interests and receives an exemption.
It imposes criminal penalties—a prison term, a fine, or both—on a President or Vice President who commits the offense. It also authorizes civil penalties and injunctions.
Additionally, a violation constitutes a high crime and misdemeanor (i.e., grounds for impeachment) under Article II, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution.
Finally, the bill prohibits the President or Vice President from entering into contracts with the U.S. government.