Kilmer Statement on Reversal of Proposal to Gut Congressional Ethics Office

Washington, D.C. Today, Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) released the following statement after the majority withdrew a plan to approve a change to House Rules that would severely limit the ability of the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate allegations of corruption.

“Congress needs to get back on track,” said Kilmer. “It can’t do that without having transparency and accountability when it comes to ethics. More than ever, a strong Office of Congressional Ethics is needed to ensure that leaders abide by the highest standards. I’m glad this office will continue to operate independently. To restore the public’s faith in Congress it’s time for members to focus on offering solutions that give people hope that our future will remain bright.”