News Releases

This section is an online media resource providing access to information about recent and past developments that may be of interest to the media on government ethics matters in the Executive Branch. These releases also provide tailored links to information on OGE’s website. This media resource is part of OGE’s continuing commitment to provide the media with increased communication, support and transparency.

2014 News Releases

July 10, 2014 

May 2, 2014 

March 28, 2014 

March 10, 2014 

March 6, 2014 

January 22, 2014 

2013 News Releases

August 19, 2013 

July 25, 2013 

 April 18, 2013 

April 17, 2013 

  • OGE Launches New Twitter Account. The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) has launched a new twitter account! Follow @OfficeGovEthics on Twitter to get the latest executive branch ethics news and updates from OGE.

April 15, 2013 

April 12, 2013 

 April 5, 2013 

April 1, 2013 

March 19, 2013 

January 9, 2013 

2012 News Releases 

 December 7, 2012 

December 6, 2012 

  • On December 5, 2012, the House passed H.R. 6634, which extends the date by which certain Executive Branch public financial disclosure forms must be made available on the internet to April 15, 2013.  The Senate passed the bill on December 6, 2012; it goes to the President next for signature. 

September 28, 2012  

September 28, 2012 

September 22, 2012 

August 17, 2012 

August 3, 2012 

May 25, 2012 

April 4, 2012 

March 22, 2012 

March 12, 2012 

  • Copies of Public Financial Disclosure Reports Now Available Online. Members of the public can now view and download from the OGE website the certified copies of the SF 278/OGE Form 278 for individuals who have been nominated by President Obama to executive branch positions requiring Senate confirmation. The reports of Presidential candidates are also available. (posted March 12, 2012)

February 9, 2012 

  • OGE Response to Senate Committee on STOCK Act. OGE responds to questions from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee regarding the scope of certain provisions of the STOCK Act (S. 2038), as amended and passed by the Senate on February 2, 2012.

 

2011 News Releases 

December 16, 2011 

  • Proposed Lobbyist Gift Ban Rule. On September 13, 2011, OGE issued in the Federal Register a proposed rule that would implement the lobbyist gift ban in Executive Order 13490 for all executive branch employees by imposing limits on the use of gift exceptions when a gift is from a registered lobbyist or lobbying organization. The comment period is now closed. All comments received before the end of the comment period have been posted.

Ethics Legislation

OGE monitors Congressional activity for ethics and ethics-related legislation affecting the executive branch ethics program, including the STOCK Act.  To keep agencies apprised of new developments in the executive branch ethics program, OGE provides relevant updates from the current Congress.

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