Don’t Let Congress Shut Down the Office of Congressional Ethics

Sign the Petition to Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to Re-Authorize Congress’ In-House, Independent Ethics Watchdog

The Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) is charged with making sure that representatives in the U.S. House who violate ethics rules are investigated and held accountable.

Instead of being staffed by currently sitting lawmakers (who have an inherent self-interest in turning a blind eye to all but the most egregious violations), the OCE is staffed by a bipartisan board of private citizens.

Re-authorizing the OCE is easy – it does not require the passage of new legislation.

All Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi have to do is re-authorize the OCE in the rules for the next Congress and appoint four new board members (two each) to replace the four outgoing members whose terms expire at the end of this month.

Add Your Name to the Petition Below to Urge Boehner and Pelosi to Re-Authorize and Appoint New Board Members to the OCE.


We, the undersigned, call on House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to re-authorize and appoint new board members to the Office of Congressional Ethics. With the public’s trust in Congress near an all-time low, ensuring lawmakers are held to a high ethical standard will go far toward restoring the American public’s faith in the House of Representatives.

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17301 Wed Apr 03 12:33:17 EDT 2013 Catherine Hart
17300 Sun Mar 31 15:03:14 EDT 2013 Mike Lenkowski
17299 Mon Mar 25 18:38:39 EDT 2013 Jacki Hunter
17298 Mon Mar 18 01:39:13 EDT 2013 Maggie Blehm
17297 Wed Mar 13 22:36:23 EDT 2013 Travis Fretter
17296 Mon Mar 11 16:17:38 EDT 2013 Elizabeth Fitzgerald
17295 Fri Mar 01 00:08:33 EST 2013 Matt Maras
17294 Wed Feb 27 01:57:03 EST 2013 Larry Lapuyade
17293 Thu Feb 21 17:35:23 EST 2013 Karen Peterson
17292 Mon Feb 18 14:15:08 EST 2013 Anonymous
17291 Sat Feb 09 12:10:38 EST 2013 Joy Chambers
17290 Fri Feb 08 12:00:21 EST 2013 Marcella Ciucki
17289 Thu Feb 07 20:30:46 EST 2013 Sharon Starr
17288 Thu Feb 07 09:41:34 EST 2013 Anonymous
17287 Wed Feb 06 11:01:11 EST 2013 Derek Young
17286 Tue Feb 05 16:26:38 EST 2013 shiela cocckshott
17285 Tue Feb 05 01:26:59 EST 2013 Mark Fickert
17284 Sun Feb 03 13:27:33 EST 2013 Cheryl McAtee
17283 Sat Feb 02 23:31:31 EST 2013 Alan Lambert
17282 Sat Feb 02 22:31:05 EST 2013 Rebecca Miller
17281 Sat Feb 02 18:15:36 EST 2013 Anonymous Never before has there been such a need for an office of this type. Fund it!!!!
17280 Fri Feb 01 02:40:22 EST 2013 Tory Ewing
17279 Thu Jan 31 23:34:08 EST 2013 Michael and Norma Tynan
17278 Thu Jan 31 17:59:50 EST 2013 alyssa VON
17277 Mon Jan 28 14:45:40 EST 2013 D'Arcy Goodrich
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