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Congressional ethics and the ethics committees

Mildred L Lehmann

Congressional ethics and the ethics committees

a selected annotated bibliography

by Mildred L Lehmann

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Published by Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service in [Washington, DC] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Congress -- Ethics,
  • Conflict of interests -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMildred L. Lehmann, Analyst in American National Government
    SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1978-79, reel 2, fr. 0914
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination87 p.
    Number of Pages87
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15450135M

    On Ap , the State Senate devoted an entire day to a review and reflection of ethical issues and the Senate Standards of Conduct. The review of "Ethics in Principle and Practice" entailed separate group sessions for Senators only, and for Senate Office Chiefs of Staff, Office Directors and Committee Chief Consultants.   “With Congressional approval ratings hovering between 11 and 20 percent, transparent, responsible and ethical government is critical to rebuilding public trust and confidence in Congress. “The House Committee on Ethics has an important role to play in holding members, officers and staff accountable to the American people and to our.


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