- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on Oversight and ReformIntroducedJanuary 3rd, 2019
- house Committees
Cabinet members shouldn’t be allowed to use their political positions to solicit funds from overseas, as this could compromise them. Integrity is essential to a government that serves America’s interests, and this bill helps ensure Cabinet members are ethical in their dealings with foreign entities.
While it’s reasonable to expect that Cabinet members conduct themselves in an ethical manner by not accepting foreign money, it’s overreach to extend this limitation to their families. There’s also an argument to be made that federal officials aren’t banned from accepting payments from foreign sources.