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Covington Publishes Comprehensive Advisory Comparing Biden and Trump Executive Orders on Ethics

The ethics rules that apply to Presidential appointees shifted Wednesday, in some ways significantly, as President Biden, just hours after being sworn in, signed an “Executive Order on Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel” and President Trump, just hours before his term expired, revoked his Executive Order on Ethics. While the Biden and Trump Executive … Continue Reading

Illinois Governor Signs Executive Order on Ethics

Companies and individuals doing business in Illinois should be aware of an executive order – Executive Order 15-09 – signed this week by Governor Bruce Rauner that, among other things, imposes new limitations on the acceptance of gifts by state employees.  Illinois state employees are generally prohibited by statute from accepting any gift from a “prohibited … Continue Reading

New House Travel Forms Highlight Restrictions on Underwriting Events

Thinking about subsidizing a think-tank’s policy conference in Aspen?  If House Members or employees are expected to attend, corporations and trade associations should think twice before cutting the check. Last month, we highlighted revisions to the House of Representatives travel regulations which kick in for trips on or after April 1, 2013.  New travel sponsor … Continue Reading
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