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Published by: Judicial Watch, Inc. on Dec 14, 2012
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 The Hon. John Boehner December 12, 2012Speaker of the HouseU.S. Capitol, H-232Washington, D.C. 20515The Hon. Nancy PelosiHouse Minority Leader235 Cannon House Office Bldg.Washington, D.C. 20515Dear Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi:Our organizations are writing again to express our gratitude for creating and maintainingover the last four years the unique Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) and to encourageboth of your offices to ensure that OCE continues its operations in the 113
th
Congresswithout interruption by reactivating the agency and appointing new board members in atimely fashion.The organizations include: Campaign Legal Center, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics inWashington (CREW), Common Cause, Democracy 21, Judicial Watch, League of WomenVoters, National Legal and Policy Center, Public Citizen, Sunlight Foundation and U.S. PIRG.OCE is a semi-independent investigative agency that supplements the work of the HouseEthics Committee. The agency was first established in 2009 by then-Speaker Pelosi andmaintained intact by Speaker Boehner in the last congressional session. OCE provides acritical yet non-intrusive link between the public and the important work of the HouseEthics Committee. OCE cannot make recommendations or judge any case, but in the courseof its investigative reports, the agency does offer useful evidence and insights and helps thepublic better understand the nature of specific cases
both those that warrant dismissaland those that warrant further consideration. (See data on OCE and Ethics Committeeenforcement actions at:http://www.citizen.org/documents/making-the-congressional-ethics-process-work-oce-brief.pdf ) Most of the preliminary investigations are dismissed for lack of merit or insufficient evidence. In the 112
th
Congress, only about a dozen cases have been recommended to theHouse Ethics Committee for further investigation.

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