World Bank Accountability Act of 2017

World Bank Accountability Act of 2017 Would Condition Certain U.S. Appropriations on World Bank’s Anti-Corruption and Counter-Violent Extremism Performance and Authorize Trump Administration’s Request to Reduce Funding to IDA  On July 25, 2017, the House Financial Services Committee will meet to markup H.R. 3326, the “World Bank Accountability Act of 2017.” H.R. 3326 was introduced in the House on July 20, 2017 by Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY), who is a member of the House Financial Services Committee. To date, the bill has no co-sponsors. The stated purpose of the World Bank Accountability Act of 2017 is to “increase accountability, combat corruption, and strengthen management effectiveness at the World Bank.” Among other… Read More

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United States to Adopt New Traveler Identity Management, Information Sharing Standards

New U.S. Travel Standards Developed Pursuant to Executive Order 13,780 Are Broad in Scope and Applicability and May Conflict With Privacy and Other Laws  A July 12, 2017 State Department cable to all U.S. diplomatic and consular posts set forth new traveler information gathering and sharing standards that “all 191″ countries are required to meet for (1) information sharing on identity management and (2) information sharing on security and public safety threats” (the “Standards”). The Standards are set forth in a report jointly prepared by the U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security with the Director of National Intelligence pursuant to Presidential Executive Order 13,780. On their face, the Standards are sweeping… Read More

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