Reps. Want To Know If Wal-Mart Worked To Weaken Bribery Law | Talking Points Memo

The Democratic lawmakers who earlier this week asked for a meeting with Wal-Mart officials who can answer questions about the company’s Mexican bribery scandal are now interested in the retailer’s connection to lobbying efforts to amend the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the U.S. law that makes it illegal to bribe foreign officials. The Justice Department is reportedly investigating Wal-Mart for possible FCPA violations.In letters to the CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Chairman of the Board of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Henry Waxman (D-CA) said they are seeking information about Wal-Mart officials’ role in organizations pushing for changes to the FCPA.

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