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Entries in U.S. Congress (9)

Tuesday
May272014

#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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Tuesday
Sep032013

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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Thursday
Jul252013

U.S. thinks graft is bad, sometimes 

America’s security apparatus has mixed views on corruption.

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Thursday
May232013

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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Monday
Apr222013

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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Thursday
Apr182013

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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Thursday
Apr042013

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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Wednesday
Apr032013

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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Wednesday
Jan022013

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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