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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|17151||Wed Dec 19 21:36:13 EST 2012||Glen D Taysom||You would think by now this message wouldn't even be necessary. How sad.|
|17150||Wed Dec 19 20:12:53 EST 2012||Anonymous|
|17149||Wed Dec 19 19:45:23 EST 2012||Michael Mostello|
|17148||Wed Dec 19 18:03:14 EST 2012||Mark Alexander|
|17147||Wed Dec 19 17:36:17 EST 2012||Paul Cameron|
|17146||Wed Dec 19 17:03:41 EST 2012||Rev Crow Swimsaway PhD|
|17145||Wed Dec 19 16:46:48 EST 2012||Lois and Gordon Kennedy||Congress should be accountable especially to persons who do not have a conflict of interest.|
|17144||Wed Dec 19 16:33:51 EST 2012||Linda Marshall|
|17143||Wed Dec 19 15:14:03 EST 2012||Sondra J. Franzmann|
|17142||Wed Dec 19 15:06:08 EST 2012||mikki Sillman|
|17141||Wed Dec 19 14:52:20 EST 2012||Anonymous||The House could surely benefit from some ethics!|
|17140||Wed Dec 19 13:00:56 EST 2012||Susan Phillips|
|17139||Wed Dec 19 12:23:34 EST 2012||James Tyree II|
|17138||Wed Dec 19 11:52:34 EST 2012||Andrew Benton|
|17137||Wed Dec 19 08:45:31 EST 2012||Philip Mitzkavich|
|17136||Wed Dec 19 08:36:42 EST 2012||Patti Batchelder|
|17135||Wed Dec 19 02:57:37 EST 2012||Thomas Tizard|
|17134||Wed Dec 19 01:05:48 EST 2012||Peter Betts|
|17133||Tue Dec 18 23:24:17 EST 2012||Karen Parlette|
|17132||Tue Dec 18 22:00:11 EST 2012||Eleni Hagen|
|17131||Tue Dec 18 20:31:42 EST 2012||Carol|
|17130||Tue Dec 18 20:19:54 EST 2012||S. Clark|
|17129||Tue Dec 18 19:46:23 EST 2012||Ronn Brown|
|17128||Tue Dec 18 19:24:01 EST 2012||Donna Alexander|
|17127||Tue Dec 18 18:48:31 EST 2012||Kathy|
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