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Entries in U.S. Congress (9)


#BringBackOurGirls can't overcome Nigeria graft

A U.S. State Department official said corruption is hurting Nigeria's efforts to end the insurgency in the north east that's now destabilizing the entire country.

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The Congressional War on Contractors

Why is Congress always picking on government contractors? It seems like every few months, a member of Congress (or congressional committee) is giving a speech, holding a hearing or introducing a bill aimed at “bad contractors.” It makes sense—now that Congress has passed a budget, avoided sequestration, and successfully resolved the myriad problems plaguing the United States, Congress needs to go after the true cause of this country’s problems: government contractors.

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U.S. thinks graft is bad, sometimes 

America’s security apparatus has mixed views on corruption.

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For corporate defendants, there will (probably) be blood

Some members of Congress are evidently concerned that corporate defendants are getting off the hook. Too many deferred- and non-prosecution agreements, and not enough criminal indictments.

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Wal-Mart's Victims Part V: What the World Needs Now

Thursday’s landmark  Supreme Court decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum has more relevance to the FCPA and Wal-Mart than you might think.

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Wal-Mart’s Victims Part IV: Enforcement’s Complicated Impact

In this series we’re talking about the FCPA’s impact on developing countries. (Those who know me know that it’s all I talk about, really. But someone's got to do it.). 

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The SUSPEND Act Part III: Scalpel, not Sledgehammer

This is Part III of a three-part series on the SUSPEND Act.  See Part I and Part II

While the federal suspension and debarment (S/D) regime can always be improved, the consolidation of all civilian agencies is neither an appropriate nor effective solution. 

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The SUSPEND Act Part II: Panacea or Problem?

This is Part II of a three-part series on the SUSPEND Act.  Part I is available here.

As we discussed in Part I, the SUSPEND Act mandates repealing all civilian agencies’ suspension and debarment (S/D) authority, and replacing the independent programs with a single Board of Civilian Suspension and Debarment.

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Congress talks about Magnitsky's torture and death

Photo of the U.S. Capitol Building (courtesy of Wikipedia)The United States Congress sometimes includes 'findings' in laws it adopts. They're reasons behind a law -- a bit of built-in legislative history.

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