January 09, 2017

Boston Magazine: Elizabeth Warren Introduces Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act

Democrats in the House and Senate have introduced legislation that would require the president and vice president to divest from any financial conflicts of interests, taking aim at President-Elect Donald Trump's myriad business entanglements spanning the globe.

The Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act, introduced by Elizabeth Warren in the Senate and sponsored by Katherine Clark in the House, seeks to strengthen the Constitution's Emoluments Clause, which prohibits public officials from "accept[ing] any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, price, or foreign state."

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