Watchdogs concerned about some Biden appointees' opaque consulting work
"They're not necessarily making a lobbying contract or doing the direct work of what would be defined as lobbying under the [Lobbying Disclosure] Act, so they don't have to file lobbying disclosure reports," said Delaney Marsco, ethics legal counsel for the Washington-based nonprofit Campaign Legal Center. "So that's a problem. That's a loophole." Delaney said that Blinken is an example of how an official can go beyond the minimal requirements to offer additional transparency.
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