U.S. Senate: Letter from CLC & Public Citizen to Boxer and Isakson About Ethics Committee


We are writing to urge the Senate Select Committee on Ethics to undertake a review of current procedures and rules and to make changes that will improve the Committee’s process for dealing with allegations of ethics violations. The public accurately perceives this process as insular and opaque, thus damaging public confidence in the institution you, as Chair and the Ranking Member of the Committee, are charged with upholding. We hope you will consider the following proposed changes in the spirit they are intended, as constructive improvements to the ethics process, as evidenced by their efficacy in the U.S. House of Representatives and other legislative bodies: