Lieberman Renews Commitment to Passing Comprehensive Ethics Reform

At a press conference on lobbying reform Tuesday, Senator Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, reaffirmed his desire to keep working with a bipartisan group of Senate and House leaders to pass comprehensive ethics and lobbying reform in the upcoming session of Congress. Senator Lieberman delivered the following statement:

“The American people are fed up with the way we here in Washington are doing our business because they think we are doing more of our business than their business. We have an opportunity this January, with the convening of a new Congress, to end the cycle of corruption here in Washington by enacting comprehensive, meaningful bipartisan lobbying and ethics reform. One key element of this reform is the Office of Public Integrity, which I proposed with Senator Collins last year. This Office will create a fair, independent body to review ethics violations. It will reassure the American people that we lawmakers are being held to the highest ethical standards and should help to regain their trust that we have a system that will work to prevent and root out corruption.”

Senator Lieberman was joined at the press conference by Senators John McCain (R-Az.), Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.), Susan Collins (R-Me.), and Representatives Chris Shays (R-Conn.) and Marty Meehan (D-Mass.)