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The Washington Post: Watchdogs Warn House Ethics Process Is at Risk

Dec 12, 2012
News Article

Government watchdogs are warning that the independent office responsible for overseeing ethics investigations of House lawmakers runs the risk of becoming a toothless entity if leaders fail to appoint new board members in the closing weeks of the year.

The independent Office of Congressional Ethics
was established in 2008 to serve as a clearinghouse for ethics complaints against lawmakers. The OCE has launched 101 cases and referred 37 to the 10-member House Ethics Committee
for further review and possible referral to the Justice Department
.

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