The League joined other good government groups on a letter to the U.S. Senate urging Senators to cosponsor legislation to address financial conflicts of interest of the President and Vice President. The legislation, introduced by Senator Warren (D-MA), ensures that those elected as President will be required to take the steps essential to eliminating any conflicts of interest, appearances of conflict, and Emoluments Clause problems they will face as President.

The League joined a letter to the U.S. House urging Representatives to vote against an amendment that would reduce the budget of the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE).

The League sent a letter to the U.S. Senate with other reform groups expressing support for the Lobbying and Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2015. This legislation, sponsored by Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) would limit the ability of lobbyists to use bundled contributions to buy influence with members of Congress.

 
The League joined coalition partners in urging the U.S. Senate, to publicly endorse, in a bipartisan manner, five constructive changes to improve the Senate ethics process.

 

October 15, 2014

The League joined a letter encouraging party leaders in the U.S. House to continue the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) for the 114th session of Congress. The OCE has played an important role in helping protect the integrity of the House and its members while establishing a record of fair investigations and bipartisan cooperation.

The League joined other reform groups to support S. 2754, the Lobbying and Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2014. The legislation, introduced by Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), would limit the ability of lobbyists to use bundled contributions to obtain undue influence with members of Congress.

On February 13, the League and other reform groups sent a letter to the Office of Congressional Ethics urging them to stand fast on the commissions current Rules of Procedure.

The League sent a follow up letter to Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi in support of the continued operation of the Office of Congressional Ethics.

The League joined coalition partners in requesting a meeting with Speaker of the House, John Boehner, to discuss the Office of Congressional Ethics.

The League joined with coalition partners in sending a letter to House Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi expressing support for the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) and urging them to ensure its uninterrupted operations in the next Congress by reactivating the agency and appointing the necessary board members.

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