Congressional Ethics Reform

Representative Lamar Smith, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, talked about the extension of the Foreign Intelligence… read more

Representative Lamar Smith, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, talked about the extension of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and on the form of a new House ethics bill. Representative Smith supported having the FISA bill give telecommunications companies retroactive immunity from prosecution for cooperating with the administration’s warrantless surveillance program. Representative Smith introduced a Republican alternative ethics bill on Wednesday, February 27, 2008, that resulted in Democratic leaders' postponing consideration of an ethics measure that had been scheduled for the next day. After he left, the reporters discussed his responses with the host. close

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Congressional Ethics Reform

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204234-1
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Format:
Roundtable
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 2, 2008

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  • Mar 02, 2008 | 10:02am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 02, 2008 | 6:02pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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