Recent press reports suggested that “momentum is slowing” in Congress for ethics reform. Apparently not. The Hill reports tonight, “House Democratic leaders have decided to use their Honest Leadership and Open Government legislation from the 109th Congress as the basis for the lobbying reform bill that the House Judiciary Committee is expected to mark up this week. By doing so, the leaders are on a trajectory to meet key demands made by left-leaning advocacy groups favoring strong reform. But that course has sparked strong opposition from rank-and-file members of their caucus.”
House leadership bucks caucus over ethics.