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
17176 Sat Dec 22 09:35:09 EST 2012 Laura Dunckley Congress appears self absorbed, focused on stuffing their pockets and the pockets of their billionaire friends while rarely reporting to work yet collecting good wages, wonderful health packages and great More....
17175 Sat Dec 22 02:28:47 EST 2012 N c Tax those that can afford it, not us under $250,000, we have no more places to squeeze a penny from. Be reasonable, be fair, to the masses, not the ''too wealthy we don't know what to do with it all", More....
17174 Fri Dec 21 22:41:33 EST 2012 Mikki Weidman
17173 Fri Dec 21 16:44:42 EST 2012 Jim Watkins
17172 Fri Dec 21 16:30:44 EST 2012 James Saulnier
17171 Fri Dec 21 12:53:36 EST 2012 PAUL DEMASI
17170 Fri Dec 21 00:36:45 EST 2012 Henry Massey
17169 Thu Dec 20 22:49:25 EST 2012 Mark Teig
17168 Thu Dec 20 22:11:27 EST 2012 Steve Pagano
17167 Thu Dec 20 20:14:16 EST 2012 Pamela Perls
17166 Thu Dec 20 19:59:49 EST 2012 Beverly Rettenmeier
17165 Thu Dec 20 19:22:46 EST 2012 Anonymous
17164 Thu Dec 20 18:06:41 EST 2012 cindy sims
17163 Thu Dec 20 17:06:21 EST 2012 Gloria Cavazos
17162 Thu Dec 20 16:13:33 EST 2012 Joan Arnold
17161 Thu Dec 20 15:59:39 EST 2012 Max Dosamantes
17160 Thu Dec 20 12:30:47 EST 2012 Richard Hernandez
17159 Thu Dec 20 10:49:21 EST 2012 Dave Troy
17158 Thu Dec 20 10:08:03 EST 2012 Jimmy Sheff
17157 Thu Dec 20 09:35:07 EST 2012 Joyce Follingstad
17156 Thu Dec 20 02:29:11 EST 2012 Jessica Chagnon keep the OCE staffed by private citizens!!
17155 Wed Dec 19 22:48:10 EST 2012 Ricky Deodati
17154 Wed Dec 19 22:48:09 EST 2012 Anonymous
17153 Wed Dec 19 22:40:47 EST 2012 Robert Daigle
17152 Wed Dec 19 21:44:08 EST 2012 Lois Holstege
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