Financial Conflicts of Interest
Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced S.1026, Know Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017. This bill would increase transparency and accountability regarding financial conflicts of interest in the administration of federal awards. Specifically, it would require that www.USASpending.gov, a searchable public website with information on federal spending, include in any search results information as to whether the President or Vice President has a financial stake in the recipient of any federal awards.
1. If your Senator is a cosponsor, thank them.
2. If your Senator is not a cosponsor, contact them and urge them to cosponsor the bill.
3. The bill has been passed to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Contact the Committee and urge them to expedite the bill’s passage through committee so that it can be voted on by the full Senate.
4. Thank Senator Casey for introducing the bill.