The days of congressional harassers leaving taxpayers to foot the bill are numbered

In response to the House Ethics Committee’s statement today on the personal accountability of members of Congress that leave office after having paid harassment settlements with taxpayer money, as well as reform of the Congressional Accountability Act, Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee issued the following comments:

“Any time the House Ethics Committee chooses to enforce the ethics rules and guidelines governing the body (which is sadly all too rare), it’s positive for the culture of Congress as a whole. They should do so more often rather than simply providing air cover for their colleagues. Their statement is an important signal to members of Congress: the days of exoneration by resignation, leaving taxpayers to foot the bill, are numbered.”

Read the entire statement from the House Ethics Committee.