Roll Call: Ethics Battle Still Brewing Over Azerbaijan Travel


In a letter to committee leaders that raises concern that Congress is turning its back on public disclosure requirements, critics pointed to administrative rules the committee allegedly violated in its handling of the months-long probe.

Excerpt from Letter:

We are writing to express deep concern about the House Ethics Committee’s decision to withhold the findings of the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) related to its investigation of Member and staff travel to Azerbaijan. The Committee’s action, along with its order to OCE to “cease and refer” without the Committee having officially started an investigation, sets a dangerous precedent that could fundamentally undermine the important benefits that OCE has brought to the House ethics process

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