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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|Number||Date||Name||Add a Comment|
|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||Fri Mar 01 00:08:33 EST 2013||Matthew Maras|
|17296||Wed Feb 27 01:57:03 EST 2013||Larry Lapuyade|
|17295||Thu Feb 21 17:35:23 EST 2013||Karen Peterson|
|17294||Sat Feb 09 12:10:38 EST 2013||Joy Chambers|
|17293||Fri Feb 08 12:00:21 EST 2013||Marcella Ciucki|
|17292||Wed Feb 06 11:01:11 EST 2013||Derek Young|
|17291||Tue Feb 05 16:26:38 EST 2013||Shiela Cockshott|
|17290||Sun Feb 03 13:27:33 EST 2013||CHERYL MCATEE|
|17289||Sat Feb 02 23:31:31 EST 2013||Alan Lambert|
|17288||Sat Feb 02 22:31:05 EST 2013||Rebecca Miller|
|17287||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!!!!|
|17286||Fri Feb 01 02:40:22 EST 2013||Tory Ewing|
|17285||Thu Jan 31 23:34:08 EST 2013||Michael and Norma Tynan|
|17284||Sun Jan 27 13:45:53 EST 2013||Terry Crossland||Re-Authorize Congress' In house, Independent Ethics Watchdog!! Maintaining Accountability and Ethics require a bipartisan
board of private citizens to represent and protect "We the People"!
|17283||Sat Jan 26 19:49:08 EST 2013||Jeff Horejsi|
|17282||Thu Jan 24 20:07:08 EST 2013||Donald Levering|
|17281||Mon Jan 21 11:00:01 EST 2013||wilma meyers|
|17280||Sun Jan 20 07:55:17 EST 2013||Elisabeth Kelly|
|17279||Sat Jan 19 13:02:34 EST 2013||Linda Jones|
|17278||Thu Jan 17 11:33:51 EST 2013||Marion Ehrlich|
|17277||Wed Jan 16 23:55:52 EST 2013||Steven Kranowski|
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