In the cover of darkness, behind closed doors, the House Republican voted to cripple the Office Congressional Ethics (OCE) by making it accountable to the very people they are charged to investigate. Less than 24 hours before the House convenes and votes on its rules for the 115th Congress, Republicans adopted an amendment Monday night, …
Tag: Office of Congressional Ethics
Jan 03 2017
Apr 19 2009
I’ll be posting this over on Daily Kos and Congress Matters tomorrow night. I wanted to give Docudharma the first preview.
Also crossposted at my own blog (for my ten or so regular readers).
Welcome to the fourth installment of “Considered Forthwith.”
This approximately weekly series looks at the various committees in the House and the Senate. Committees are the workshops of our democracy. This is where bills are considered, revised, and occasionally advance for consideration by the House and Senate. Most committees also have the authority to exercise oversight of related executive branch agencies. If you want to read previous dairies in the series, search using the “forthwith” tag or use the link on my blogroll. I welcome criticisms and corrections in the comments.
This week, Considered Forthwith will examine both the House Committee on Standards and Official Conduct and the Senate Select Committee on Ethics. These are two small committees with no standing subcommittees. For the sake of ease, I will refer to the two committees as the “House Ethics Committee” and the “Senate Ethics Committee.”