Summary: S.156 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.156. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (01/16/2019)

Executive Branch Conflict of Interest Act

This bill revises ethics requirements and modifies provisions related to conflicts of interest involving certain federal government employees.

Specifically, the bill

  • expands restrictions on certain federal government employees' acceptance of compensation from nongovernment sources,
  • generally requires certain federal government employees to recuse themselves from any official action that would provide a direct and substantial pecuniary benefit for a recent former employer or client,
  • generally prohibits such an employee from participating in matters that involve an individual or entity with whom the employee is negotiating future employment,
  • prohibits a federal government employee from participating in a procurement involving a contractor that had recently employed that employee, and
  • expands restrictions on lobbying by certain former federal government employees.