Wednesday, February 18, 2009
For Ethics Hawks, Congress Could Be Next
From National Journal Online:
The Obama administration has fielded some tough ethics questions lately, and Congress may be next.
House Democrats have done their best to tamp down smoldering controversies involving Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., and John Murtha, D-Pa, chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. But the questions dogging the two are not likely to go away soon, particularly given recent Republican efforts to revive the ethics wars.
Democratic leaders beat back a GOP bid to remove Rangel from his Ways and Means chairmanship last week as the chamber voted 242-157 to scuttle a resolution by Republican Conference Secretary John Carter, R-Texas. Carter had called on Rangel to step down as chairman until the House Standards of Official Conduct (Ethics) Committee concludes its probe into his activities. (Sixteen House members, including those investigating Rangel, voted present.)
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My Comment: There will be no ethics reform. Why should there be .... as far as the democrats are concern .... they have all the levers of power in their hands right now. Why change a good thing.