Roll Call: Does Steve Stockman Case Argue Merits of Subpoena Power for Ethics Office?
“From what I understand, it’s a growing problem,” said Meredith McGehee of the Campaign Legal Center, one of the outside groups that believes subpoena power is key to real ethics enforcement. When the OCE started operating in 2009, McGehee said Congress was of the notion that not complying would “leave a bad mark going by your name.”
“Increasingly they’re finding that people are saying, ‘We’re just not going to cooperate,’” she said. “So what we’re left with is inability to come to what they consider a good resolution.”
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