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  • Lobbying Accountability and Transparency
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    Lobbying Accountability and Transparency

    Witnesses testified about H.R. 4975, the Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006. Topics included tightening restrictions on gifts members of Congress may accept, requiring…

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  • Federal Pension Forfeiture Act
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    Federal Pension Forfeiture Act

    A hearing titled, “Restoring the Public Trust: A Review of the Federal Pension Forfeiture Act,” was held on denying federal officials convicted of felony crimes access to retirement plans…

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  • Republican Lobbying Reform Proposals
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    Republican Lobbying Reform Proposals

    Ms. Ferrechio spoke about Republican lobbying and ethics reform proposal presented the previous day by House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-CA) and House Speaker Dennis Hastert…

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  • Congressional Ethics Reform
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    Congressional Ethics Reform

    A coalition of eight government ‘watchdog’ groups announced a campaign to urge members of the House of Representatives not to weaken ethics standards and long-standing procedures. House…

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  • Congressional Ethics Oversight Procedures
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    Congressional Ethics Oversight Procedures

    Participants talked to reporters about enforcing congressional ethics rules and the process of ethics oversight. They talked about the need to restore rules allowing independent complaints to the…

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