“Watchdogs Press for New Rules Allowing Review and Audits of Taxpayer–Funded Expenditures by Members of Congress”

Release: Today, the Campaign Legal Center, joined by Common Cause, Democracy 21 and Public Citizen urged the Committee on House Administration to adopt new rules making clear that expenditures from Members’ Representation Allowances (MRAs) are subject to review and approval … Continue reading

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“Ethics probe finds California Rep. Honda may have mixed official and campaign business”

WaPo: A congressional ethics panel announced Thursday that Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) may have improperly used tax-payer funded congressional staff and resources for campaign activity in 2012 and 2014. A report from the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) found that there … Continue reading

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“Lawmakers Introduce Solution to Wall Street Conflicts of Interest; New Public Citizen Report Highlights Extent of Problem”

Release: In an effort to rein in conflicts of interest and revolving door abuses within financial regulatory agencies, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) today introduced the Financial Services Conflict of Interest Act – a desperately … Continue reading

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“U.S. Said to Investigate Sheldon Silver, New York Assembly Speaker, Over Pay”

NYT: Federal authorities are investigating substantial payments made to the State Assembly speaker, Sheldon Silver, by a small law firm that seeks real estate tax reductions for commercial and residential properties in New York City, according to people with knowledge … Continue reading

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“Janos Marton, former special counsel to Moreland Commission, blasts Andrew Cuomo while endorsing Zephyr Teachout”

NYDN:  A former special counsel to Gov. Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission blasted the governor Friday as he endorsing his Democratic primary challenger, Zephyr Teachout. Janos Marton, who worked on the commission for most of its brief time in existence, penned a … Continue reading

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