Federal News Radio: Former OGE director lays out legislative proposals for solving ‘ethics crisis’


Walter Shaub stepped down as the head of the Office of Government Ethics, but his footing is still firmly in federal accountability.

Shaub, who now works at the Campaign Legal Center as its senior ethics director, unveiled a legislative proposal for the office that he hopes will find bipartisan backing during what he called “an ethics crisis.”

“One of the things I want to work on outside [OGE] is proposals for improving the government ethics program,” Shaub said during a July 28 press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. “In addition, I think that the crisis we’re facing was experienced very acutely in the government ethics program, but it’s part of a broader assault on the institutions of our representative form of government.”

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