Earlier this month the House and Senate reappointed three of the five members of the Office of Compliance board of directors to second terms. Chairwoman Susan Robfogel and directors Allen Friedman and Barbara Childs Wallace will now remain on the board for an additional five years. [IMGCAP(1)]
The three’s terms had expired Oct. 1. The others’ terms are set to end in May 2005, but the bicameral, bipartisan leadership is expected to reappoint them, as well.
Reappointing the three directors required a change to the Congressional Accountability Act, which the office was created to oversee. Congress amended the statute two months ago to allow all five board members — widely hailed for their ability to work cohesively and without partisanship — to serve second terms.
Ivy League Education. Harvard University will host a four-day orientation session for Members-elect this week.
The Institute of Politics, part of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, will offer the soon-to-be freshmen seminars on topics including the federal budget, appropriations, nuclear terrorism, White House/Congressional relations, the economy and “Making an Impact as a New Member of Congress.”
The 16th annual program will run from today until Dec. 2.
— Suzanne Nelson and Jennifer Yachnin