US President Barack Obama [official profile] on Wednesday issued the first executive orders of his presidency, focusing on White House ethics and transparency. The Executive Order on Presidential Records [text] grants broader public access to the records of previous presidential administrations, reversing restrictions implemented by former President George W. Bush. The second Executive Order on Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel [text] bans those individuals from accepting gifts from lobbyists and implements so-called “revolving door bans” to restrict personnel movement between related public and private sector jobs within certain time frames.
Friday, 23 January, 2009 by Tobby
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