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Friday, March 18, 2005

Can you believe thiis ?

Ethics Seeks Big Budget Increase
By Jennifer Yachnin
Roll Call Staff
March 17, 2005

House ethics Chairman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) announced Wednesday that his panel will seek to create an “ethical culture” in the chamber through increased education and outreach for both Members and staff.
This is the committee which is currently not able to function because the Democrats are not willing to vote for a rules change which would make it necessary for at least one Republican to agree before a congressman cough Delay cough can be investigated. Aside from that how can the chairman of a committee which is not, at the moment, technically functioning ask for a budget, let alone a budget increase.

I guess the idea is that, in the last congress, the ethics committee was grossly biased in favor of ethics and now, just for balance, they have to do something against all ethics and decency.

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