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Dec 28, 2012 News Article

Inside an ordinary office building six blocks from the Capitol, investigators sift through evidence of possible violations against ethics and laws committed by the nation's elected representatives.

This is the Office of Congressional Ethics , also known as the OCE.

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.

Dec 12, 2012 News Article
Good-government groups on Wednesday pleaded with House leaders to quickly appoint new board members to the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) for the next Congress. The ethics office will cease to exist in less than a month unless House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) replace at least four of the panel’s six full members.
Dec 11, 2012 News Article
Time is dwindling for House leaders to find and appoint candidates to fill at least four impending openings on the board of the Office of Congressional Ethics before year’s end so its investigative work can continue uninterrupted.
Dec 7, 2012 News Article

As Congress waits for negotiators to resolve the budget standoff, there is other worthy business that could be accomplished, particularly in political ethics.

Dec 5, 2012 News Article
WASHINGTON – An independent office created four years ago to police congressional behavior will lose its investigative powers unless House leaders move quickly to name new board members -- the latest potential threat to the watchdog office.
Nov 8, 2012 News Article
As I write, the elections are not over — but by the time you read this, voters will have chosen the 113th Congress. The 112th, of course, is far from finished; it will be back next week, like a new installment of “Friday the 13th,” to finish unfinished business (farm bill, anyone?) and to grapple with the “fiscal cliff.”
Oct 31, 2012 Press Advisories

The Office of Congressional Ethics, established by the House of Representatives, is an independent, non-partisan entity charged with receiving and reviewing allegations of misconduct concerning House Members and staff and, when appropriate, referring matters to the Committee on Ethics.

Oct 12, 2012 News Article
CONGRESS HAS BECOME a habitual loser in public-opinion polls, and the latest installment in The Post’s series on the congressional ethics system helps to show why.
Oct 9, 2012 News Article
After Congressman Rob Andrews used campaign money to pay for a $30,000 trip to Scotland
with his family, a little-known panel of Washington watchdogs added some key details.

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