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.
Spread the Word
Join Our Social Networks
|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|
© Public Citizen. This Web site is shared by Public Citizen Inc. and Public Citizen Foundation. Learn more about the distinction between these two components of Public Citizen.