What’s Happening Tuesday on Capitol Hill?
Political News
What’s Happening Tuesday on Capitol Hill?
2023-05-02 14:41:55
by TWN Staff

All eyes will be on the Supreme Court today — sort of — on this the first anniversary of Politico publishing the leaked draft majority opinion in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned the landmark Roe... Read More

Justice Thomas’ Vacations Spark Demands for Ethics Code
U.S. Senate
Justice Thomas’ Vacations Spark Demands for Ethics Code
2023-04-11 20:37:43
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are calling on Chief Justice John Roberts to investigate fellow Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for failing to disclose luxury vacations and other perks he received over more than 20 years from a billionaire friend. The... Read More

Lawmakers Advance Bill Making Trading Sex for Favors an Ethics Violation
In The States
Lawmakers Advance Bill Making Trading Sex for Favors an Ethics Violation
2023-02-22 18:19:42
by Dan McCue

SANTA FE, N.M. — A state House panel in New Mexico on Wednesday advanced an update to the government’s long-standing Conduct Act making the exchange of sexual acts for official favors an ethics violation. In addition, House Bill 5, which... Read More

Pressure Mounts on Supreme Court to Adopt a Code of Ethics for Itself
Supreme Court
Pressure Mounts on Supreme Court to Adopt a Code of Ethics for Itself
2023-02-13 21:31:38
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Political pressure is mounting on the U.S. Supreme Court to adopt a code of ethics for itself similar to the one that binds all other federal courts. In a move last week, members of Congress reintroduced a bill... Read More

Ethics Panel Won’t Take Action on Rep. Chu’s Abortion Protest Arrest
Congress
Ethics Panel Won’t Take Action on Rep. Chu’s Abortion Protest Arrest
2022-07-22 20:14:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee on Friday said it would take no disciplinary action on Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., who was arrested June 30 during an abortion rights protest near the Supreme Court building. Chu is the principal sponsor... Read More

Ethics Office: Federal Employees With Crypto Shouldn’t Work on Rules
Regulation
Ethics Office: Federal Employees With Crypto Shouldn’t Work on Rules
2022-07-08 16:55:31
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — Federal employees with crypto-assets shouldn’t be working on new rules and regulations that could influence the value of those assets, according to a new legal advisory from the Office of Government Ethics. This comes as multiple agencies across... Read More

Rudy Giuliani Slapped With Ethics Charge Over Baseless Election Lawsuit
Law
Rudy Giuliani Slapped With Ethics Charge Over Baseless Election Lawsuit
2022-06-11 16:19:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a hero after 9/11, has been slapped with ethics charges by the disciplinary office of the D.C. Court of Appeals over claims he made in a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn... Read More

Bipartisan Lawyers’ Coalition Raps Cruz on 2020 Election Efforts
Law
Bipartisan Lawyers' Coalition Raps Cruz on 2020 Election Efforts
2022-05-20 15:15:01
by Dan McCue

AUSTIN, Texas – A bipartisan coalition of attorneys asked the Texas State Bar this week to sanction Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for regularly repeating “demonstrably false and misleading statements to the public” in an effort to keep former President Trump... Read More

O’Halleran Leads Package of Bills Targeting Ethics, Transparency in Congress 
Congress
O’Halleran Leads Package of Bills Targeting Ethics, Transparency in Congress 
2022-03-18 23:23:18
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz., introduced five bills on Thursday as part of a package aimed at curbing ethical breaches by lawmakers and restoring public trust in Congress.  The bills take several courses of action to prohibit unethical... Read More

Investigation: Zinke Misused Position as Interior Secretary
Interior
Investigation: Zinke Misused Position as Interior Secretary

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke misused his position to advance a development project in his Montana hometown and lied to an agency ethics official about his involvement, according to a report from federal investigators released... Read More

Federal Reserve to Restrict Officials’ Trading
Federal Reserve
Federal Reserve to Restrict Officials’ Trading
2021-10-22 16:09:56
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday announced it would impose new restrictions on active trading of stocks and prohibitions on the purchasing of individual securities by its policymakers and staff. The restrictions forbid purchasing individual stocks, holding investments... Read More

As Daughter Sought State License, Noem Summoned Agency Head
In The States
As Daughter Sought State License, Noem Summoned Agency Head

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Just days after a South Dakota agency moved to deny her daughter's application to become a certified real estate appraiser, Gov. Kristi Noem summoned to her office the state employee who ran the agency, the... Read More

House Passes Sweeping Voting Rights Bill Over GOP Opposition
Congress
House Passes Sweeping Voting Rights Bill Over GOP Opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats passed sweeping voting and ethics legislation over unanimous Republican opposition, advancing to the Senate what would be the largest overhaul of the U.S. election law in at least a generation. House Resolution 1, which touches... Read More

Missouri Ethics Commission Fines Ex-Governor $178,000 for Campaign Finance Violations
State News
Missouri Ethics Commission Fines Ex-Governor $178,000 for Campaign Finance Violations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — State ethics regulators have fined the campaign of former Gov. Eric Greitens $178,000 over campaign finance violations dating to his upstart, outsider bid to become Missouri’s chief executive. The Missouri Ethics Commission released its long-awaited probe... Read More

New Mexico Governor Swears in State First-Ever Ethics Commission
In The News
New Mexico Governor Swears in State First-Ever Ethics Commission
2019-07-01 20:59:21
by Dan McCue

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham swore in the state's first-ever Ethics Commission, a move that was a long time coming and which citizens hope will bring a welcome end to a series of high profile corruption scandals. “I am... Read More

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