Rep. Mike Capuano (D-MA) and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) Announce Public Hearing for Special Task Force On Ethics Enforcement
On Thursday April 19, 2007 beginning at 1:00 PM, the Special Task Force on Ethics Enforcement will hold a public hearing. It will take place in the Longworth House Office Building, room 1310. The task force is charged with considering whether to create an independent ethics enforcement entity and reporting its conclusions back to the House.
The hearing will be divided into two panels. The first panel will include testimony from former Members. The second panel will include testimony from scholars, members of various advocacy groups and other stakeholders. A complete list of participants will be released prior to the hearing.
In January House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed Rep. Mike Capuano to chair the Special Task Force on Ethics Enforcement. Rep. Lamar Smith serves as the Task Force's Ranking Member. Other members of the bipartisan task force include: Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), Rep. Marty Meehan (D-MA), Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN), Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), Rep. Dave Hobson (R-OH), and Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-KS).