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Ethics Committee Deadlocked…What Else is New?

Brace yourself. What you’re going to read next may come as a total shock.

Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-W.Va.) said today that the moribund House Ethics Committee has once again found itself in a deadlock on what cases to pursue. After a year and many months of inaction, we wouldn’t be surprised if staffers had spotted tumbleweeds blowing through the cavernous meeting room of the committee.

"Today the committee met for six hours to consider potential investigative matters, and the sole action that the committee agreed to take was to continue an investigation that was initiated in 2004, at the end of the last Congress," said Rep. Mollohan. "This result falls far short of the committee’s obligations in the current circumstances." [Congress Daily]

-Jess Kutch