Blog — House Ethics Committee

May 18, 2012

Thanks for the Notice, House Ethics

By Jeremy Miller

U.S. House of Representatives logoHow do you give notice of a public meeting and ensure nobody attends?  Announce it five minutes in advance.

In outrageous fashion, the House Ethics Committee noticed a public meeting to consider proposed amendments to the Committee Rules five minutes before the meeting convened. 

 

May 18, 2012

Dear Committee  Member:

The Chairman with the concurrence of the Ranking Member under clause 2(g)(3)(B) of House Rule XI, has scheduled a public meeting of the Committee to be held in Room H-122 The Capitol on Friday, May 18, 2012, at 12:20 p.m. to consider proposed amendments to the Committee Rules.

Sincerely,

Joanne White

Administrative Staff Director

Committee on Ethics

 

If this was as pro forma as the Committee now claims, why not announce the meeting a couple of days ahead of time?  Or is the Ethics Committee just so slavishly devoted to secrecy that it can't help itself?  Your U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ethics...never ceasing to amaze.

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