Friday, March 11, 2005

Congressional Ethics Coalition sends a letter to Hastert and Pelosi

We signed on to this letter (PDF) to House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urging that they initiate an ethics inquiry into the stories from this past week involving travel expenses paid for by registered lobbyists and registered foreign agents.

The other members of the Congressional Ethics Coalition to sign the letter included Public Citizen, Judicial Watch, Center for Responsive Politics, Common Cause, and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.


  • Newsweek and MSNBC has new article up on DeLay. Today March 13th a poll too.

    So Where Did The Money Go ?
    March 21 issue - The FBI is trying to trace what happened to $2.5 million in payments to a conservative Washington think tank that were routed to accounts controlled by two lobbyists with close ties to House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, NEWSWEEK has learned. The payments to the National Center for Public Policy Research were meant for a PR campaign promoting Indian gaming, center officials said. But internal e-mails obtained by NEWSWEEK show the lobbyists, Jack Abramoff and Michael Scanlon, DeLay's former press secretary, never documented any work performed or explained what they did with the money despite repeated requests. "We're disappointed and frustrated," said Amy Ridenour, the center's president. The group's records have been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury.
    More at the link.......

    By Blogger Hiley, at 4:19 PM  

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