Ethics experts call for further reforms in response to Collins scandal

Buffalo News

Both companies could conceivably have some interest in the activities of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the panel Collins served on until he was barred from House committees after his arrest. That panel oversees the health care and energy industries. But under a rules change suggested by Delaney Marsco, the legal counsel for ethics at the Campaign Legal Center, lawmakers could never again join a committee that oversees their business interests. "Before serving on a House committee, a member, officer or employee (of the House) should be required to resign any position with an entity that is overseen by the committee," she said.

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