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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26-50 of 17301 signatures
Number Date Name Add a Comment
17276 Wed Jan 16 01:17:40 EST 2013 Marie Weis
17275 Mon Jan 14 14:38:56 EST 2013 Lewis Gersten
17274 Mon Jan 14 03:10:21 EST 2013 Diane Karkhanis
17273 Sun Jan 13 22:43:33 EST 2013 Dr. William J. Sneck, S.J., Ph. D.
17272 Sun Jan 13 18:52:34 EST 2013 E Cotton
17271 Sun Jan 13 09:53:17 EST 2013 Richard Conroy America's is beginning to find its sense of outrage--watch out powers that be!
17270 Sat Jan 12 20:22:03 EST 2013 Allison Gale
17269 Sat Jan 12 03:26:16 EST 2013 Christopher Dent
17268 Fri Jan 11 12:17:22 EST 2013 Nicole De Nardis
17267 Tue Jan 08 02:12:09 EST 2013 Neil Bleifeld
17266 Mon Jan 07 01:09:53 EST 2013 Heather Whitney Price
17265 Sun Jan 06 17:40:37 EST 2013 Jerry Tobe
17264 Sun Jan 06 17:13:32 EST 2013 Joyce Browning
17263 Sun Jan 06 07:57:30 EST 2013 Scott Spain
17262 Sat Jan 05 20:12:33 EST 2013 E B
17261 Fri Jan 04 13:45:49 EST 2013 Patricia Clark
17260 Thu Jan 03 22:55:03 EST 2013 Derek Ziomber
17259 Thu Jan 03 22:35:57 EST 2013 Daniel Klein
17258 Thu Jan 03 17:41:46 EST 2013 Ryan Hammond
17257 Thu Jan 03 14:31:42 EST 2013 Jean Naples
17256 Thu Jan 03 12:58:20 EST 2013 Rebekah Hardeson
17255 Wed Jan 02 15:39:24 EST 2013 Sandra Husband
17254 Wed Jan 02 03:02:21 EST 2013 Israel Valdez
17253 Wed Jan 02 00:26:08 EST 2013 Akash Sharma
17252 Tue Jan 01 22:50:28 EST 2013 Beth Paransky
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