Ethics Issue on Base

Senate ethics rules involving the appearance of conflict of interest appear in Sharon Theimer’s AP exclusive this morning.

Under new Senate ethics rules, Gregg had to certify that federal aid he directed to specific projects was not intended solely to enrich him or immediate family, including siblings. Senators are also supposed to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest, though the Senate Ethics Committee seldom investigates or disciplines senators when questions are raised about their activities.

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