Full Committee: H.R. 1: Strengthening Ethics Rules for the Executive Branch

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 10:00am
2154 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
H.R. 1: Strengthening Ethics Rules for the Executive Branch


  • The hearing will examine the proposals in H.R. 1 in the Committee’s jurisdiction, including Title VIII of the bill, the Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act, and the Election Day Holiday Act.


  • H.R. 1 was introduced by Rep. John Sarbanes on January 3, 2019.  The bill includes a package of reforms to clean up corruption, fight big money in politics, and make it easier for American citizens to vote.  The bill has 227 cosponsors and is endorsed by more than 65 organizations.

Chairman Cummings Opening Statement


Mr. Scott Amey
General Counsel, Project on Government Oversight

Mrs. Karen Hobert Flynn
President, Common Cause

Mr. Rudy Mehrbani
Spitzer Fellow and Senior Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice

Mr. Walter Shaub Jr
Senior Advisor, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

Mr. Bradley A Smith
Chairman, Institute for Free Speech



116th Congress