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The Washington Post: Resolution threatens power of OCE

Jun 4, 2010
News Article
TALK ABOUT BLAMING the messenger. The newly created Office of Congressional Ethics
, an independent watchdog set up to review and, if warranted, forward ethics complaints to the official House ethics committee
for further action, has taken its mission seriously. Too seriously, it seems, for the comfort of some lawmakers. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), joined by 19 other members of the Congressional Black Caucus
, last week introduced a resolution that would essentially neuter the ethics board, making it more difficult for OCE to launch investigations and inform the public of its findings. [READ MORE]