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Cleaning House?

Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised that under her leadership the House would be the most open, honest and ethical Congress in history.

But then came word that the Democrats' 100 hour agenda would not go through the committee process nor would Republicans be able to offer amendments.Â

Next it came to light that American Samoa would not be subject to the minimum wage increase that Congress passed. It turns out that Starksit Tuna has their headquarters in Speaker Pelosi's district and Starkist has two plants in, you guessed it, American Samoa and they are against any minimum wage increase there.

Finally, USA Today reported yesterday that Speaker Pelosi and two other Democrats failed to report their roles in family charities. Congressional Members are required to file a yearly report on their finances, including any positions they hold. It seems Pelosi forgot to report that she was an officer of a charity, not once or twice, but 15 times.Â

I guess we're still waiting for that open, ethical and honest Congress that was promised. We'll keep you posted.

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