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|
|17076||Mon Dec 17 17:16:39 EST 2012||Jim Reagan|
|17075||Mon Dec 17 16:54:04 EST 2012||William Davis||The Congress is overrun with corrupt and fascist corporate lobbyists and other henchmen of the criminal class of rich people. Ethics is a joke in Washington.|
|17074||Mon Dec 17 16:38:58 EST 2012||S.P. Almskaar|
|17073||Mon Dec 17 16:24:48 EST 2012||Lisa Wilsher|
|17072||Mon Dec 17 15:59:30 EST 2012||Mary Hathaway||People are watching Congress and especiall House to see if they will begin to work together and treat their jobs seriously. We are your employees and we are getting increasingly disgusted with your short More....|
|17071||Mon Dec 17 15:37:38 EST 2012||Evanne Maher|
|17070||Mon Dec 17 15:36:53 EST 2012||Michele Fdz Etxeb|
|17069||Mon Dec 17 15:33:04 EST 2012||S Purtell|
|17068||Mon Dec 17 15:16:55 EST 2012||Katherine Karnopp|
|17067||Mon Dec 17 14:35:44 EST 2012||PINGSHUN HUANG|
|17066||Mon Dec 17 14:19:38 EST 2012||Peter Pileggi|
|17065||Mon Dec 17 14:12:56 EST 2012||Anonymous|
|17064||Mon Dec 17 14:08:57 EST 2012||Robin Greene|
|17063||Mon Dec 17 13:55:50 EST 2012||Catherine Starkweather|
|17062||Mon Dec 17 13:06:22 EST 2012||Debra Poortenga|
|17061||Mon Dec 17 12:16:34 EST 2012||Sarah Eisenberg|
|17060||Mon Dec 17 12:05:21 EST 2012||Susan Butterweck|
|17059||Mon Dec 17 12:02:47 EST 2012||Joyce Spittel||No loopholes and full enforcement, please.|
|17058||Mon Dec 17 11:53:19 EST 2012||Francisco J. Velez|
|17057||Mon Dec 17 10:55:41 EST 2012||Rusty Glicksman|
|17056||Mon Dec 17 10:52:32 EST 2012||Paul Macomber|
|17055||Mon Dec 17 10:35:50 EST 2012||Martin Nadler|
|17054||Mon Dec 17 10:32:57 EST 2012||Lindsay Suter|
|17053||Mon Dec 17 10:14:21 EST 2012||Richard Sanderson|
|17052||Mon Dec 17 10:12:36 EST 2012||Betsey Keck||There aren't enough people monitoring Congress now. The blatant lack of ethics and morals displayed by this once distinguished body is appalling. Please get tougher on these disreputable people.|
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