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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|17226||Fri Dec 28 00:20:09 EST 2012||Michael Wortham|
|17225||Thu Dec 27 21:41:40 EST 2012||Lisa D Hampton|
|17224||Thu Dec 27 21:14:46 EST 2012||Carol Sing|
|17223||Thu Dec 27 15:49:23 EST 2012||Ken Gilmour|
|17222||Thu Dec 27 14:03:57 EST 2012||Jim Messina|
|17221||Thu Dec 27 13:51:39 EST 2012||Barbara Haffner|
|17220||Thu Dec 27 12:29:12 EST 2012||kristian wilson|
|17219||Thu Dec 27 00:59:34 EST 2012||William Ninde|
|17218||Thu Dec 27 00:07:03 EST 2012||Barbara Rider|
|17217||Wed Dec 26 19:42:41 EST 2012||Anonymous|
|17216||Wed Dec 26 16:17:57 EST 2012||William Magorian||I am still engaged in the political process but am losing my confidence that anything productive will be accomplished that will benefit and not harm the average American. Money and secrecy rules in congress. More....|
|17215||Wed Dec 26 15:41:04 EST 2012||Lynn Walker|
|17214||Wed Dec 26 15:31:42 EST 2012||Catherine Short|
|17213||Wed Dec 26 13:47:32 EST 2012||Laura Parrish|
|17212||Wed Dec 26 13:44:49 EST 2012||Holly Phillips|
|17211||Wed Dec 26 13:21:23 EST 2012||Ed Perry|
|17210||Wed Dec 26 11:30:21 EST 2012||stephen armstrong|
|17209||Wed Dec 26 11:22:17 EST 2012||Dennis Kreiner|
|17208||Wed Dec 26 10:54:58 EST 2012||David Phelps|
|17207||Wed Dec 26 09:38:36 EST 2012||Frank Martinez|
|17206||Wed Dec 26 09:37:41 EST 2012||Victor|
|17205||Wed Dec 26 05:51:21 EST 2012||Robert Weingart|
|17204||Wed Dec 26 03:48:03 EST 2012||Natalie Rosen|
|17203||Tue Dec 25 20:01:12 EST 2012||Tim Maurer|
|17202||Tue Dec 25 19:40:25 EST 2012||Jacqueline Birnbaum|
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