USA Today: Watchdogs push for ethics overhaul in Congress

"We all know the low polling numbers in terms of approval of Congress; we all know that there's this feeling that Washington is becoming increasingly irrelevant to our political discourse — 'Nothing useful is going to happen in Washington,' " said Meredith McGehee, policy director at the non-partisan Campaign Legal Center. "One of the ways you begin to reconnect with members of the public is you have a Congress that is viewed as having good ethical standards, high ethical standards and a process that works."

"The Senate Ethics Committee is a failure," Holman said. McGehee called it a "black hole."

To read the full article in USA Today, click here.