Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Black lawmakers push to cut back new ethics office

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Nearly half of the members of the all-Democratic 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 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. Since its inception, the office has investigated at least eight black caucus members, including veteran Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y...

[Yeah its got to go.]


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