Happy Waiver Day

The White House Blog (Norm Eisen writing) announced all ethics waivers today.  Roll Call has the story.

Waivers were also given for, among others, Naomi Walker, associate deputy secretary at the Department of Labor, to work on matters involving her former employee, the AFL-CIO; and Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Ashton Carter to deal with Textron Inc., to which Carter had previously provided strategic consulting advice.

The administration has been careful to limit the number of lobbying waivers after it received criticism for granting a waiver to William Lynn. Appointed to the No. 2 post at the Pentagon, Lynn was formerly senior vice president for government operations and strategy at defense contractor Raytheon Co. and was a registered lobbyist until July 2008.

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