Pelosi Announces Special Task Force on Ethics Enforcement

January 31, 2007
Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi with Minority Leader John Boehner announced today a special task force on ethics enforcement.  The task force will report to the House by May 1 to consider whether the House should create an outside enforcement entity, based on examples in state legislatures and private entities.

'In the first days of 110th Congress, a bipartisan majority passed landmark reforms to restore accountability, honesty, and openness to the House of Representatives,' Pelosi said.  'We broke the link between lobbyist and legislators and set our country back on a path to fiscal discipline.  These strong rules are significant steps toward honest leadership; enforcing these rules is critical to ensuring every Member of Congress lives up to the highest ethical standard.'

The Members of the task force are:

  • Congressman Michael Capuano (D-MA), Chairman
  • Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX)
  • Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI)
  • Congressman Dave Hobson (R-OH)
  • Congressman Marty Meehan (D-MA)
  • Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA)
  • Congressman Todd Tiahrt (R-KS)
  • Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN)