Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Ethics Committee

Say what you want about Nancy Pelosi, she accomplished something nobody else has been able to in recent memory (and something I didn't think anyone would do).

The House last night approved one of the most significant changes to its ethics rules in decades, creating for the first time an independent panel empowered to initiate investigations of alleged misconduct by members of the chamber.

...But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) wore down opponents, first with changes to the original proposal, then by scheduling last night's public vote and essentially daring members to reject it.

Of course, the bill has been derided by several members of Congress, and it isn't perfect. But any step in this direction has to be seen as progress, right?

1 comment:

Shicho said...

hell yes. especially since it has taken so long since they dems took controil to simply get to this point...

 

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