U.S. Senate: Letter from CLC & Public Citizen to Senate Ethics Committee regarding Ethics Training for Senators and Staff
The Campaign Legal Center and Public Citizen wrote to the Chair and Vice Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics urging them to expeditiously undertake a more aggressive effort to educate and train Senators and their staffs regarding the applicable rules for use of any Senate resources during a campaign. We believe this action is warranted for a number of reasons. First, an unusually high number of Senators are running for President, and therefore, the campaign season has started much earlier. In addition, Senators and their staffs may not have had the experience of maintaining a congressional office while running for national office.