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Nextgov: Senate Homeland Clears Bill to Avoid Conflicts of Interest in Federal Contracting

“A bill that would require federal contractors to, among other things, continually disclose potential conflicts of interest passed the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

‘Federal contractors like McKinsey have acted against the best interest of our country, communities and citizens,’ said Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H. ‘I’m pleased to see that we were able to move forward with Senate bill 3905, the Preventing Organizational Conflicts of Interest in Federal Acquisitions Act, which I co-sponsored.’…

During the business meeting, Committee Ranking Member Rob Portman, R-Ohio, thanked the chairman for working to reach an agreement on the bill.

‘Remember we had a hearing on federal procurement here just a couple of weeks ago and learned about how difficult it is to find the workforce and some of the challenges they faced in terms of bureaucracy,’ he said. ‘I think what we’ve agreed to is a good bipartisan compromise.’…” Read the full article here.

Source: Senate Homeland Clears Bill to Avoid Conflicts of Interest in Federal Contracting – By Mariam Baksh, May 25, 2022. Nextgov.

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