24 ianuarie 2021

Biden expands on Obama ethics pledge


President Biden addressed concerns by government watchdog groups in the first days of his presidency by issuing an ethics pledge for administration officials that builds on an Obama-era policy for White House staffers. Biden’s executive order imposes a two-year lobbying ban, similar to the Obama White House pledge, but goes further with its restrictions on so-called golden parachutes and shadow lobbying, drawing praise from progressives. "There’s no doubt that this is a strong step forward for [...]