Congress OKs ethics investigators
The non-descript exterior of the Office of Congressional Ethics, which was reinstated by the new House of Representatives.
January 5th, 2013
09:49 AM ET
1 year ago

Congress OKs ethics investigators

Washington (CNN) - Just hours after taking office, the new House of Representatives reinstated a team of ethics investigators that had faced what seemed like a certain death due to lawmakers' inaction.

Overshadowed by the recent fiscal cliff hubbub, lawmakers from the last session had neglected to decide whether or not to renew the Office of Congressional Ethics. Last week, CNN reported on the concerns among public interests groups that lawmakers were purposely trying to kill the OCE through their inaction to avoid future ethics investigations.

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  1. jpmichigan

    Etic committee has not been doing its job. Know abusers are still on the HIll!

    January 5, 2013 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  2. Gurgyl

    Ethics, morality, national pride and feelings for this nation are totally LOST in this nation. Greed is rampant and prevalent in every nook end of the corners especially in HOSPITALS all across the nation–only solution is PRICE-FIXING. To thse hospitals. These idiots are using foreign Doctors nevertheless there are plenty of US MDs, PAs, DOs etc. stop it.

    January 5, 2013 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  3. judy

    kind of an oxymoron don't you think???

    January 5, 2013 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  4. GonzoinHouston

    The OCE needs a LOT more enforcement authority. Having to refer its findings to the two ethics committees is a joke.

    January 5, 2013 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    Ethics are non-existent in the Congress.

    January 5, 2013 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  6. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Oh, goody. Fox meet henhouse... and get paid for it!

    January 5, 2013 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  7. plain&simple

    The best ethics committee is a free press and an informed public full of active voters! That will scare the hell out of congress.....

    January 5, 2013 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  8. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Why does Congress need an "Ethics Committee" when "We the People" are the judge of approving or disapproving what happens in Washington or why aren't the Justices handling these ethic investigataions. I'm sick and tired of Congress and their mob style "inside jobs".

    January 5, 2013 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  9. Moose

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign has been fined $375,000 by the Federal Election Commission for reporting violations related to a set of donations received during the final days of the campaign.
    They can start here !!

    January 5, 2013 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |