Office of Congressional Ethics at war

The Hill reports on conflict involving the Office of Congressional Ethics.

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) and 19 other black Democratic lawmakers introduced a resolution the week before the Memorial Day recess that would strip some and redefine other powers of the OCE, a panel of mainly former members that conducts initial investigations into complaints against members and makes recommendations for further inquiry to the House ethics committee.

Meanwhile, Point of Order argues that the Office of Congressional Ethics exceeded its authority by its recent action to refer material to the Department of Justice.  (See the Monday, May 31, 2010 entry at Point of Order; I can’t figure out how to link to the specific post.)

Comments are closed.