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
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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