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Boehner Asked by Ethics to Testify on Foley

A spokesman for Reynolds did not comment directly on whether his boss would appear before the panel, stating only “Congressman Reynolds supports a complete and full investigation and has said so since the beginning.”

Hastings and Berman told reporters last week that the panel had approved nearly four-dozen subpoenas for documents and testimony in the Foley case. They have promised a thorough and timely investigation.

While the ethics panel investigates the Foley case, the House also is considering ways to reform the chamber’s page program.

A spokeswoman for the House Administration Committee said any decisions regarding new orientation procedures for students and administrative changes to the operation of the House page program will be discussed following the completion of the current investigations.

“Everything is operating normally right now. No kids have left the program,” said spokeswoman Salley Collins, whose panel oversees the Office of the Clerk, which manages the page program along with the three-member Page Board.

Along with setting up a toll-free hotline number for current and former pages to report any inappropriate contact they may have experienced, “the Office of the Clerk has reached out to the parents of the current class to one, reiterate the fact that safety and security has been and will continue to be the top priority and two, to inform them of the hotline that has been established,” Collins said. “Supervisors have spoken to the teenagers directly regarding this issue and counselors are available for the students both at the school as well as at the dorms residence.”

John McArdle contributed to this report.

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