Congress Quietly Votes To Hide Financial DisclosuresSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 13:49
Congress Quietly Votes To Hide Financial Disclosures
By Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times
Updated: 1:28 p.m. | Friday, April 12, 2013
The Senate voted late Thursday to free thousands of federal government employees from having to disclose their financial dealings online, in a move that’s proving to be controversial.
The National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) says posting all of that information online poses a national security risk. But the open-government group Sunlight Foundation says releasing staffers from online disclosure mandates eviscerates part of last year’s Stock Act, designed to stop insider trading by federal officials.