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Mar 6, 2010 News Article
Just as the cherry blossoms arrive each spring around the capital's Tidal Basin, cases of Congressional ethics appear to be blooming everywhere in Washington. Harlem Congressman Charlie Rangel's Ways and Means Chairmanship floated away this week. New York Congressman Eric Mass dropped his House seat via retirement ahead of sexual harassment allegations.
Mar 3, 2010 News Article
WASHINGTON — Watchdog groups are calling for a revamp of congressional ethics rules after the House ethics panel exonerated a dozen lawmakers in two separate investigations.
Mar 2, 2010 News Article
When the House Ethics Committee dropped charges against seven members of the Appropriations Committee last week, it signaled that lawmakers can keep on directing that federal dollars be spent with contractors who give them campaign contributions. But it looks a lot like condoning practices that the committee rejected just a few years ago.
Nov 12, 2009 News Article

The House ethics committee is openly — and foolishly — sniping at its newly appointed ally in the difficult task of policing members’ behavior.

Apr 15, 2009 News Article
The Office of Congressional Ethics has authorized preliminary or “second phase” reviews of 10 different ethics matters, although it has not made any formal recommendations to the House ethics committee for full-scale investigations, according to its first publicly released report.
Jan 23, 2009 News Article
The Office of Congressional Ethics moved closer to its first investigations on Friday, approving a package of rules and procedures, including how the panel will accept allegations against lawmakers.
Nov 20, 2008 News Article
The Office of Congressional Ethics has tapped a former Justice Department attorney as its top staffer. Leo Wise will serve as staff director and chief counsel. [READ MORE]