58Jun 7, 2006
Privately Funded Congressional Travel
Witnesses testified about possible changes to House ethics rules governing gifts of travel from private sources. Among the topics they addressed were types and functions of trips taken by ...
39Apr 4, 2006
Lobbying Accountability and Transparency
Witnesses testified about H.R. 4975, the Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006. Topics included tightening restrictions on gifts members of Congress may accept, requiring lobbyists to ...
14Mar 24, 2006
Mr. English, a former U.S. Representative from Oklahoma, talked about the concerns of rural consumers, the role of the 930 rural electric cooperatives, and the problems with increasing ...
110Feb 23, 2006
Election of the President by Popular Vote
Participants spoke to reporters about a proposal to change election laws in several states in order to ensure that the outcome of presidential elections reflected the popular vote. They talked ...
159Feb 1, 2006
Federal Pension Forfeiture Act
A hearing titled, “Restoring the Public Trust: A Review of the Federal Pension Forfeiture Act,” was held on denying federal officials convicted of felony crimes access to retirement ...
28Jan 23, 2006
Representatives of seven government watchdog organizations outlined a proposal for a lobbying reform package that would address the failures that made the recent scandal involving lobbyist Jack ...
45Jan 18, 2006
Republican Lobbying Reform Proposals
Ms. Ferrechio spoke about Republican lobbying and ethics reform proposal presented the previous day by House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-CA) and House Speaker Dennis Hastert ...
41May 9, 2005
The Media and Democracy Coalition, representing 116 interest groups, held a news conference about the release of its “Bill of Media Rights.” The report criticized the 1996 ...
54Apr 18, 2005
Federal Election Reform
Witnesses spoke to a panel at the first meeting of the Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform on the Help America Vote Act. Among the topics they addressed were minority voting ...
26Apr 6, 2005
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and others spoke to reporters at a press conference on judicial nominations on the steps of the Supreme Court. They stood behind several boxes of ...
33Jan 3, 2005
Congressional Ethics Reform
A coalition of eight government ‘watchdog’ groups announced a campaign to urge members of the House of Representatives not to weaken ethics standards and long-standing ...
42Dec 7, 2004
America's Election Process
Panelists talked about voting procedures in the 2004 elections. Among the topics they addressed were voter registration, the operation of voting machines and new technologies, rules for ...
17Dec 7, 2004
Polling Place Operations & Workers
Panelists talked about polling place operations in the 2004 presidential elections and allegations of voter suppression and intimidation. Among the topics they addressed were documenting voting ...
41May 5, 2004
Witnesses testified about the use of electronic voting machines, potential errors or manipulation of the election results, and recent problems in using newly acquired computerized voting ...
21Mar 2, 2004
Congressional Ethics Oversight Procedures
Participants talked to reporters about enforcing congressional ethics rules and the process of ethics oversight. They talked about the need to restore rules allowing independent complaints to ...
20Nov 3, 2003
Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts
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Democratic senators met to inquire into the process by which reconstruction contracts were awarded for work in Iraq. Among the topics ...
13Jun 8, 2003
The guests debated topical domestic issues including Medicare, tax cuts, campaign finance legislation, and media ownership rules. They responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and ...