Statements about Ethics
"Sheldon Whitehouse [got] a secret closed-door briefing, warning of the [2008 economic] crash."
"We do know that Romney personally approved over $70 million in fictional losses to the IRS as part of the notorious 'Son of Boss' tax scandal, one of the largest tax avoidance schemes in history."
"Congressman Renacci is under FBI investigation."
Says Jeff Wentworth, bending the rules, "has used $211,743.96 in campaign contributions to lease luxury cars."
Says "I never billed a single hour of my time to the City of Portland in the last 10 years -- so, no revolving door."
Georgia is one of three states that "effectively have no regulations whatsoever on lobbyists giving to legislators."
"And the #jerseycomeback keeps rolling! Thanks to @GovChristie NJ now has lowest corruption risk of any state."
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."
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