I have no idea what this bill would accomplish. Should applicants be required to acknowledge financial interests regarding pertinent subject matter? Of course they should. Transparency with respect to financial conflicts of interest should obviously be insured. However, if this bill is simply a mechanism to obstruct participation by legitimate scientific academics in preference for political placements sympathetic to climate change deniers, then it should absolutely be voted down. I can't tell from the summary of the bill what the ultimate result would be.