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House Won't Change Ethics Rules After All

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HOUSE WON'T CHANGE ETHICS RULES AFTER ALL
04/27/05

The U.S. House of Representatives this evening voted to abandon changes to rules governing the House Ethics Committee. U.S. Congressman Kenny Hulshof, a former member of the Ethics Committee, opposed the original changes and applauded leadership's decision.

WASHINGTON, DC. - - The U.S. House of Representatives this evening voted to abandon changes to rules governing the House Ethics Committee. U.S. Congressman Kenny Hulshof, a former member of the Ethics Committee, opposed the original changes and applauded leadership's decision.

"I am pleased that my colleagues have decided to reconsider these changes," said Hulshof. "I felt that the three modifications made in January hindered the ability of the committee to do its job."

During debate on the House floor, Hulshof chastised those who have tried to make recent disagreements into a political sideshow. "There are those beyond this venerable chamber who hoped this body would erupt in partisan warfare. There are a handful in this body that have threatened ethical retaliation. Others, with tonight's vote, will try to claim some ethical or moral superiority. Still others will continue to seek political advantage by taking the alleged improprieties of one member and tarnishing all within that member's party. Those I've described need not heed my wordsÂ….but for the vast majority, I say this: we need a functioning ethics process."

Hulshof says allowing the ethics process to move forward is the right thing to do. "The integrity of this institution is at stake," he said. "The ethical rules must be seen to apply equally to all members."

http://hulshof.house.gov/news.aspx?A=277

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