Obama pledges 'era of openness'
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
Obama: 'Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency'
US President Barack Obama has issued executive orders on government ethics and transparency as part of a packed first full day in office.
The measures include curbs on lobbying and a pay freeze for senior White House staff. Federal employees will have to sign up to new ethics procedures.
The new president said he was beginning "a new era of openness" in government.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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