I read an opinion that this is legislative bloat. That there already legal relief for these issues.
It is true that there is already law against corruption. However existing law is at times seems to be inadequate. And I don’t believe that this bill will go far enough.
The two main issues that corrupts government and the country are the campaign finance system which presents an inherent conflict of interest and the orchestrated deception of the public by the GOP and right wing broadcasters.
A sign that congress has been corrupted by special interest money is the legislative record that shows an infinitesimal effect public opinion has on new legislation and the huge success of legislation favored by big money sources. Another sign is the undeniable conflict of interest the system is and yet the system was allowed and almost no one in office speaks out about how this has corrupted the legislature from acting for public interest instead of business agents. This is the primary reason that public interest issues like healthcare is never solved.
Government is to act on behalf of public interest not private sector profit. It is to regulate private sector when necessary to protect public interest.
Independent oversight and enforcement. There is no one who is keeping congress in check and enforcing violations of Oath of Office, Abuse of Power, using the power of the office and congress for political purposes (GOP investigations as political weapons - Public demonation of Planned Parenthood to try to end abortion - threatening Planned Parenthood - malfeasance- using public funds for political purposes - using the legislature to limit the power of political opponents - making laws that benefit congress but not the citizenry - making law to obstruct such as preventing climate change research or action or information - coercion of congress (repeal ACA or we will shut down government. - Acts if sabotage such as defunding provisions in the ACA - Tom Cotton Treason swearing allegiance to foreign power and paid by them to denounce the President and sabotage the foreign policy of the United States and directly threaten another country. )
Until such time as government officials are intercepted doing these acts, prosecuted and put in prison it will continue and public confidence will erode.