Archive for Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Senate rejects idea of ethics office

March 29, 2006

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— The Senate on Tuesday voted against setting up an ethics office, even as it tries to outrun its scandal-tainted reputation.

Critics of the proposed office said the Senate could police itself. To that end, Senators planned to vote today on legislation to tighten rules and laws covering congressional contacts with lobbyists.

Senators rejected the idea of an Office of Public Integrity by a 67-30 vote.

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