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  •  1978. (2+ / 0-)
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    New Rule, michaeloberg

    The Ethics in Government Act of 1978 is a United States federal law that was passed in the wake of the Nixon Watergate scandal and the Saturday Night Massacre. It created mandatory, public disclosure of financial and employment history of public officials and their immediate family. It also created restrictions on lobbying efforts by public officials for a set period after leaving public office. Lastly, it created the U.S. Office of Independent Counsel, tasked with investigating government officials.

    •  But it does not require release of (2+ / 0-)
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      bearian, michaeloberg

      tax returns.  The EIGA financial disclosure form is a snapshot of holdings at a given time.  Romney has already filed it, and you can see it here (pdf)

      Release of tax returns is not required by EIGA or any other law.

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