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Congressman David Young

Representing the 3rd District of Iowa


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60 Second Survey - Reforming the Office of Congressional Ethics - Thoughts?

January 8, 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives recently tabled proposed changes to the Office of Congressional Ethics, proposed changes which I opposed. As you may know, this office was created eight years ago following a number of serious ethics violations among staff and members of Congress. This office serves as an independent, nonpartisan ethics board to investigate these complaints.

While many Republicans and Democrats agree there are problems with the office's process which open it up to potential abuse for political purposes, rather than the intended mission to investigate allegations or ethics violations, I believe any proposed reforms of this office must be done in an open, transparent and bipartisan process rather than behind closed doors.

Should the process of reforming the Office of Congressional Ethics be more transparent?

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