So, I just got an email from my congressman letting me know that he has submitted a bill that would no longer exempt the House membership from annual ethics training. Their staff is required to have such education, the Senate is required, but not the house. He is also trying to get it into the rules for now.
How timely considering what has just gone down in the congress.
Needless to say, the leadership is not wanting it.
The Republican Chairman of the House Rules Committee has already rejected the idea and said that it wouldn’t be “proper” for House members to required to take annual ethics training…
It would not be proper? I guess it is beneath them? What professional group exists that does not have a requirement for some type of annual education which often includes ethics? My mistake, I guess they are not professionals!
Anyway, please sign the petition and share this. I know, ethics education won’t solve it all, but at least the ability to say “I made a mistake” will be limited.