Washington, D.C. – Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) launched UnderInvestigation.org, a comprehensive list of members of Congress who are likely facing investigations by the Department of Justice, House ethics committee, Senate ethics committee, and Office of Congressional Ethics.
UnderInvestigation.org, which currently profiles 17 U.S. Representatives and three U.S. Senators – including many who are listed in CREW’s Most Corrupt Members of Congress report, describes each member’s investigation status and background, as well as the government body conducting an inquiry. Due to the secrecy surrounding these investigations, the list is compiled from press reports, including an October 30, 2009 Washington Post article reporting on the contents of a leaked House ethics committee memo summarizing the committee’s inquiries.
Members currently on the list include:
- Representative Ken Calvert (R-CA)
- Representative Norm Dicks (D-WA)
- Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL)
- Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
- Representative Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
- Representative Gary Miller (R-CA)
- Representative Allan Mollohan (D-WV)
- Representative Jim Moran (D-VA)
- Representative Timothy Murphy (R-PA)
- Representative John Murtha (D-PA)
- Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY)
- Representative Laura Richardson (D-CA)
- Representative Todd Tiahrt (R-KS)
- Representative Pete Visclosky (D-IN)
- Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA)
- Representative C.W. Bill Young (R-FL)
- Representative Don Young (R-AK)
CREW will update the site as new information becomes available.
Melanie Sloan, CREW’s executive director, said today, “CREW launched UnderInvestigation.org to allow journalists, activists and citizens to keep track of members of Congress under investigation for unethical activities. The American people deserve to know which of their representatives may have engaged in misconduct.”