Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Closing a Credibility Gap in Congress (

My congressman, Joel Hefley, R-Col Spgs is a Republican AND he has integrity, honesty, and ethics. I don't agree with him on the environment, but I'm with him on his relentless pursuit of what is right concerning the AF Academy and now unethical behaviour of the radical right.

Closing a Credibility Gap in Congress (

By Joel Hefley and Alan B. Mollohan
Wednesday, April 13, 2005; Page A17

"In the last Congress, we were honored to serve as chairman and ranking Democrat, respectively, of the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, and we were proud of its work. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of our fellow members, the committee functioned as intended, taking up difficult issues in a calm, deliberative manner and making decisions that in nearly every instance had the support of all committee members, Republicans and Democrats alike.

But in the present Congress, a number of changes have been made to the committee's rules, and we are deeply concerned that they may spell the end of a credible, effective ethics process in the House. A crucial step in putting the process back on track is to repeal these changes, and we are co-sponsoring a resolution to do so."

The Dems are beating the drum today in congress on this very issue.

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