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Feb 3, 2011 News Article
The House Ethics Committee issued a report last month with evidence that campaign donors were offered one-on-one meetings with Members of Congress, that senior Congressional staff participated in nearly every fundraising activity a Member conducted, and that a lobbyist discussed both a legislative concern and a fundraising event with a Member’s chief of staff.
Dec 30, 2010 News Article
HOUSE REPUBLICANS have made a wise decision in opting to retain the independent, and seemingly endangered,Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE)
Dec 23, 2010 News Article
The incoming House Republican majority took a positive step Wednesday by resisting calls to get rid of the Office of Congressional Ethics. There has been grumbling in both parties that the OCE should be discontinued. If that were to happen, opponents argued, the logical time would be when Republicans take over control of the House in early January.
Dec 23, 2010 News Article

The House’s incoming Republican majority has wisely concluded the quasi-independent Office of Congressional Ethics better not be dismantled.

Dec 12, 2010 News Article
As I watched the sad sight of Rep.
Dec 2, 2010 News Article
Each party claims to be the one that's most concerned with ethics in Washington. Democrats promised to "drain the [Republican] swamp." Republicans point to a host of Democratic ethics scandals since, including -- most recently -- charges against Democrats Charles Rangel and Maxine Waters. So who's really serious about ethics? A great test case is on the horizon. Here's the background.
Dec 2, 2010 News Article

But the humiliating rebuke occurred only after a battle showing that too many members, including Rangel himself, seem indifferent to people's expectations that their elected representatives will adhere to a standard of conduct higher than "don't get caught in the act of stealing." Before the censure vote,

Dec 2, 2010 News Article
Watchdog groups are tapping into the Tea Party’s grassroots power in an attempt to preserve stronger ethics rules in Congress. Three influential taxpayer groups have joined forces with watchdogs to pressure incoming House GOP leaders not to weaken or shutter an independent ethics office.
Nov 17, 2010 News Article
WITH BIPARTISANSHIP so rare, it ought to be a good sign when Republicans and Democrats agree on something. But that's not the case when it comes to the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE)
Nov 15, 2010 News Article

As he approaches the duties of speaker of the House, Representative John Boehner is generously asking one and all for ideas on “how we can make this institution function again.” Mr.