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Voting & Elections 01.31.2017

Senate Must Stop Sessions Nomination in Wake of Immigration Ban & Rash Firing of Acting A.G. Yates

Tomorrow’s presumed rubber-stamping of Jeff Sessions’ nomination as Attorney General will be a rash and irresponsible act by the Judiciary Committee.

Rep. Chaffetz Should Thank Ethics Chief, Not Threaten Him

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee is sending disturbing signals about the new Congress's attitude toward ethics enforcement

Trump Business Conflicts Can Only be Addressed Through a True Blind Trust Says Bipartisan Group of Leading Governance Experts

A bipartisan group of organizations and individuals, many of whom specialize in ethical and conflicts of interest issues, today called on President-elect Trump to divest his businesses into a true blind trust managed by an independent trustee, or the equivalent.

Trump Tweets Do Not Solve Massive Conflicts of Interest: Statement of Karen Hobert Flynn, Common Cause President

President-elect Trump’s promise to leave his businesses “in total” to focus on the presidency needs to be backed up by details that demonstrate that the President and his administration will focus solely on what is best for the American people, not what advances Trump’s business empire.

Trump Business Conflicts of Interest Are Very Real Regardless of What He Believes

Americans expect their President to be completely above reproach on ethics and transparency, and to put the business of the nation first. Donald Trump’s actions and rhetoric to date have been tone deaf to legitimate concerns raised about the myriad ways his business empire raises serious conflict of interest problems during the transition, as well as when he takes office. The President-elect has made a series of troubling statements stating that president cannot have conflicts of interest.

Trump Must Divest Himself of All Business Holdings, Democracy Advocates and Ethicists Say

Common Cause joins more than a dozen pro-democracy organizations and leading government ethics urging President-elect Donald Trump to divest his holdings in his business assets.

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