Conflicts of Interest

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Ethical Standards in Government

Interest Conflicts Questiion in Next Congress

President eisenhower, speaking at Notre Dame commencement exercises on June 5, stressed the need “to review carefully the conflict-of-interest restrictions which have often prohibited the entry into government of men and women who had much to offer their country.” The President was referring in particular to restrictions that sometimes force top business leaders to decline proffers of appointment to high posts in the federal establishment, because they could not serve without divesting themselves of security holdings at too great a sacrifice.

Other aspects of the conflict-of-interest problem, applying to federal employees in general or to the heads and workers of particular agencies, have received the close attention of committees of Congress during the session now drawing to ...

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