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Democracy 21
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DECEMBER 31, 2004
11:43 AM
CONTACT: Democracy 21
Amanda Lewis of Democracy 21, 202-429-2008
alewis@democracy21.org
 
Democracy 21 Statement on Changes in House Ethics Rules Being Proposed by House Republican Leaders
 

WASHINGTON -- December 31 -- According to Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer, "The ethics changes being proposed by House Republican leaders would fundamentally undermine and damage the House ethics rules, and would constitute the biggest backtracking we have ever seen on ethics standards in the House."

Wertheimer said, "If House Republican leaders are allowed to prevail, they will have gutted the single most important ethics standard in the House and turned House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's multiple ethics transgressions into acceptable conduct for all House members."

For the latest reform news and to access previous reports, releases, and analysis from Democracy 21, visit http://www.democracy21.org.

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