GovExec Daily: The Hatch Act, Enforcement and Congress

The Project on Government Oversight's Walter Shaub and Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette rejoin the podcast to discuss how ethics rules can be strengthened.

When talking about ethics rules in government, a lot of the conversation revolves around the rules, but enforcement is far more complicated. With appointees and higher-level executives, enforcement is sometimes absent, while rank-and-file public servants can face fines, suspensions and other punishments for violating the Hatch Act. 

In the second of our two-part conversation with the Project on Government Oversight’s Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette and Walter Shaub, we discuss the enforcement of ethics rules  including the Hatch Act and how ethics enforcement can be strengthened. We also talked about the revolving door provisions of Biden’s ethics executive order and concerns about the revolving door going forward.

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