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

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

PURPOSE

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.

BACKGROUND

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

WITNESSES

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