Ethics in Government Act

Ethics In Government Act

The Ethics in Government Act of 1978 is a United States federal law that was passed in the wake of the Nixon Watergate scandal and the Saturday Night Massacre. It created mandatory, public disclosure of financial and employment history of public officials and their immediate family. It also created restrictions on lobbying efforts by public officials for a set period after leaving public office. Lastly, it created the U.S. Office of Independent Counsel, tasked with investigating government officials.

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Ethics In Government Act - Criticism
... The most adamant critics of the Ethics in Government Act were the congressmen who passed it ... The Act was passed shortly after the Impeachment of Richard Nixon, the Saturday Night Massacre and a variety of other scandals on the national level ... itself, Congress felt it needed to placate the public with the Ethics in Government Act ...

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