Wednesday, June 2, 2010

More Transparency From Washington

Black Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Restrict Powers of Ethics Office After 8 Congressional Black Caucus Members are Investigated for Ethics Violations

"WASHINGTON (AP) - Stung by a series of inquiries, nearly half the members of the Congressional Black Caucus want to scale back the aggressive ethics procedures that Democrats trumpeted after gaining control of Congress.

Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, and 19 fellow black lawmakers in the all-Democratic caucus quietly introduced a resolution last week that would restrict the powers of the new independent Office of Congressional Ethics. The office, formed by Congress in 2008, is run by a panel of private citizens."

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