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No ethics issues for federal workers shutdown deals Restaurants, bars and more offering help for feds not getting paid

Jan 11, 2019...Federal workers must adhere to strict ethical guidelines for accepting meals and favors, but the deals and discounts popping up around the D.C. region during the shutdown aren’t risking violations.

House conflict-of-interest rules still not up to snuff, ethics experts lament Democratic rule changes haven’t extended to Ethics panel, watchdogs say

Jan 14, 2019...House Democrats have touted their new rules package for its crackdown on potential corruption among members and staffers, lobbying, and money in politics.

Florida’s Ted Deutch to lead House Ethics Committee Panel has taken on high-profile investigations of members in recent years

Jan 9, 2019...Florida’s Ted Deutch will be the new chairman of the House Ethics Committee, which has taken on high-profile investigations of members in recent years.

Trump’s use of border agents for wall pitch raises legal, ethical questions Episode is latest example of president’s near-daily busting of Washington norms

Jan 4, 2019...President Donald Trump was meeting privately with U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Oval Office Thursday when he suddenly told them, “Let’s go out, see the press.” His idea was for them to explain to reporters “the importance of the wall.” But the spectacle that ensued raises legal and ethical questions.

House Ethics reminds members and staff of rules for life after Congress Memo came with just hours left in the 115th Congress

Jan 3, 2019...In a memo released Thursday with just hours left in the 115th Congress, the House Ethics Committee reminded departing lawmakers of criminal restrictions on certain job-hunting practices.

McCarthy Names Top Republicans for House Ethics and Rules Committees House GOP adjusting leadership ranks to life in the minority

Dec 31, 2018...House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy selected the top Republicans for the House Ethics and House Rules Committees in the new congress, which begins January 3.

House Ethics Expands Scope of Probe Into David Schweikert

Dec 20, 2018...The House Ethics Committee voted unanimously Thursday to expand the scope of their inquiry into Rep. David Schweikert to include allegations that he may have used official resources to benefit his campaign and omitted required information from his annual House financial disclosure statements and Federal Election Commission candidate committee reports.

House Ethics Clears Rep. Raúl Grijalva of Wrongdoing Arizona congressman was investigated related to a settlement with a former staffer

Dec 19, 2018...The House Ethics Committee has cleared Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva of wrongdoing related to a $48,000 settlement paid to a female staffer in 2015.

House Democrats unveil first major legislative package of voting, campaign finance and ethics overhauls Committees will soon begin marking up aspects of the package ahead of floor vote on H.R. 1

Jan 4, 2019...Automatic voter registration, independent redistricting commissions, super PAC restrictions, forced release of presidential tax returns — these are just a handful of the provisions in a massive government overhaul package House Democrats will formally unveil Friday, according to a summary of the legislation obtained by Roll Call. 

The Ethics Nightmare Before Christmas Whatever you do, don’t eat the pizza

Dec 7, 2018...December can be a minefield for members of Congress and staff trying to celebrate, socialize and not step over the line. With the holiday season already well underway, inboxes are strewn with invitations, and booze and gifts lie in wait at every turn.