"Undue congressional influence over procurement decisions is a threat to government buying," Mr. Amey said. "Congress shouldn't cross the line between oversight and micromanaging agency contracting decisions. It's why earmarks are not popular with the public."
"But, as they say, the devil is in the details, and continued enforcement of any post-government restrictions is required," he said. "Avoiding all conflicts, including the appearance of a conflict, is essential considering the government's forthcoming procurement of the next anthrax vaccine."