Statements about Ethics
Says David Rivera "allowed House Republican leaders to strip key provisions from the STOCK Act" that would crack down on insider trading by members of Congress.
Says David Rivera "received a $5,000 campaign contribution from Congressman Spencer Bachus, who is currently under House Ethics investigation for insider trading."
The Wisconsin state Assembly chambers extend to the bathroom and the parlor, and rules allow members to vote for each other if the member is in the chambers.
Says he was "exonerated in every single case" in 1990s ethics violations charges.
Newt Gingrich "was fined $300,000 for ethics violations."
"For the first time in 13 years, our dependence on foreign oil is below 50 percent."
"Eleven states have enacted these pay-to-play reforms."
Says PolitiFact has said he "kept a campaign promise to toughen ethics rules."
"Five members of [the Common Cause Georgia] board accepted maximum campaign contributions."
"I never lobbied under any circumstance" for Freddie Mac.
Says the congressional ethics investigation against him was conducted by "a very partisan political committee" in a way that "related more to the politics of the Democratic Party than to ethics."
"(President Barack Obama gave) half a billion in taxpayer money to help his friends at Solyndra, a business the White House knew was on the path to bankruptcy."
"After I had resigned or announced my resignation, I abolished -- I prohibited pay-to-play for people that had county or state contracts."
Says Gov. Chris Christie has "now come up with a new agenda" for ethics reform in September 2011.
"[The state ethics commission] took absolutely the same percent of cuts as most other state agencies. … They were somewhere in the 7 percent range – same as the governor’s office."
The ACLU didn't call for an investigation (of the Newark police department), they called for an immediate federal monitor.
Says one of Austin City Council Member Randi Shade’s biggest contributors is the lobbyist for the Formula 1 racetrack planned outside Austin.
In Florida, it’s not illegal for an immediate family member of state officials to prosper from legislation supported by a spouse.
Says House Republicans rejected a straightforward measure that would prevent members of Congress and the president from being paid during a government shutdown.
"Under the clear letter of the law, (Justice Clarence Thomas) must recuse himself" from the case challenging the constitutionality of the health care law.
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