Let's Get Real Reform
matter what issue you care about – universal health care, fair trade,
energy independence, global warming – it will be difficult to make
significant progress unless we break the stranglehold that corporate
America has on Congress.
We are on the verge of putting the brakes on the
influence corporate lobbyists have in Congress. With your help, we have
pressured both the House of Representatives and the Senate to pass
ethics and lobbying reform bills.
However, one key provision is in jeopardy because it is in the Senate bill but not the House bill:
- Revolving Door - We need to restrict the
ability of lawmakers from cashing in on their public service by taking
lucrative jobs in the private sector and influencing their former
On a separate track, Congress still needs an Office of Public Integrity
established to monitor compliance with lobbying and ethics rules and
investigate violations. Because Congress does not do a good job of
enforcing its own ethics rules, an independent ethics agency is needed.
It is essential that Congress take efforts to slow
the revolving door and improve rules enforcement. Please take a minute
to call (House directory/ (202) 225-3121) or personalize the email below.