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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Rule Rankles Government Contractors

“Washington trade groups say a proposed new Obama administration rule sharply curbing the ability of federal employees to attend industry shows or interact with those they regulate goes too far…. It could prevent a representative from the Department of Transportation from attending the Auto Show in Detroit, for example, or a Federal Communications Commission employee from going to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. That, in turn, could hurt innovation and stifle the economy…. This proposal is part of the Obama administration’s crackdown on lobbying corruption to prevent scandals like the one involving Jack Abramoff. Watchdog groups are calling it a win for government ethics.” (Washington Times)


FEE Timely Classic
“Regulatory Failure by the Numbers” by Robert L. Bradley Jr. and Richard W. Fulmer