Next Action - Call your congressional representatives to support the Presidential Accountability Act. by Rep. Katherine Clark, 5th District, MA
U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark introduced a bill today that would force presidents and vice presidents to sort out financial conflicts of interests - all as President-elect Donald Trump - a wealthy businessman - prepares to take office.
“Every recent president in modern history has taken steps to ensure his financial interests do not conflict with needs of the American people,” Clark said in a statement. “The American people need to be able to trust that the President’s decisions are based on the best interests of families at home, and not the President’s financial interests.”
Clark’s bill - the Presidential Accountability Act - would require the president and vice president to put their assets in a certified blind trust or disclose to the Office of Government Ethics when decisions are made that would affect their personal finances.
Currently, federal office holders are forbidden from engaging in government business where they can make a profit, but the president and vice president are exempt from that law.
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