Morning Business: Ethical Edits

Posted September 21, 2009 at 4:37pm

The Senate Ethics Committee is planning to revise the chamber’s Ethics Manual for the first time since 2003.

[IMGCAP(1)]The 542-page manual, which interprets the chamber’s rules and provides Senators and their aides examples on both allowable and prohibited behavior, currently lacks changes enacted in 2007 under the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act, including stricter gift and lobbying rules.

Although the committee is currently seeking an editor to oversee the update, it is not clear when the revised manual will be published. The committee, which has advertised for the editing post in various newspapers, including Roll Call, declined to comment further on the project.