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Ethics in Government Act

Bill Number: S-555

Public Law Number: 95-521

Enacted - Signed by the President

Once the president signs a bill, it becomes a law.

Full title...
An act to establish certain Federal agencies, effect certain reorganizations of the Federal Government, to implement certain reforms in the operation of the Federal Government and to preserve and promote the integrity of public officials and institutions, and for other purposes.

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Bill Text (Reading difficulty: Moderate)

Sponsor & Key Contributors
Abraham Ribicoff

What this bill does

The bill created the Office of Government Ethics (OGE).

It requires those elected or appointed to high-level government positions provide financial disclosure to the OGE (which must be made available to the public).

It also requires the Attorney General to investigate certain allegations against the highest-level officials. The Attorney General then can have a special prosecutor appointed if there's merit to the allegations.

More information

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