Friday, October 06, 2006

House Ethics Committee Investigation

The House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, better known as the House Ethics Committee has launched an investigation into "regarding any conduct of House Members, officers and staff related to information concerning improper conduct involving Members and current and former pages" (from the 10/5 press release). This investigation was brought about by the resignation of Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) on September 30th and the information since released in regards to his interactions with a former page. The House no longer has jurisdiction over Foley, since he has resigned, therefore the focus on the conduct of House members. The FBI and officials in Florida are investigating Foley's actions. To read more about this check out the Washington Post article "Inquiry to look at House, not Foley." Interested in learning more about House ethics rules? Check out the House Ethics manual.

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