With zero advance notice, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) is trying to gut independent oversight in the new Congress. If his amendment is enacted, it would effectively get rid of the Office of Congressional Ethics -- and turn over power to the Ethics Committee, which has ignored ethics complaints in the past.

Make a call to your representative, and to Rep. Goodlatte, to say: we can't trust Congress to watchdog itself. We must protect the independent Office of Congressional Ethics.

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  • The Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) is a vital, independent watchdog against ethics violations in Congress.
  • Voters are fed up with corruption in Washington -- and trusting the members of Congress Ethics Committee to police their own colleagues is just more of the same.
  • Exactly 11 years ago today, lobbyist Jack Abramoff pled guilty to 3 felonies, and his lobbying scandal led directly to the creation of the OCE.


 

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