FACT’s complaints against Rep. Lewis’ Chief of Staff and Rep. Lujan to the House Ethics Committee.

FACT’s complaints against Rep. Lewis’ Chief of Staff and Rep. Lujan to the House Ethics Committee.

The Office of Congressional Ethics has referred two of  complaints against Rep. Lewis’ Chief of Staff and Rep. Lujan to the House Ethics Committee.

Two of FACT’s complaints filed with the Office of Congressional Ethics against Rep. Ben Ray Lujan and Rep. John Lewis’ Chief of Staff, Michael Collins, have been referred to the House Ethics Committee.   

Basic ethics rules limit outside influences on House Members and employees to ensure that House business is based on merit and votes are not taken to raise money. Another fundamental purpose of the rules is to prevent misuse of taxpayer funded resources, including prohibiting staff time and government property from being used for political purposes. Both the complaints were about violations of these core ethics principles.

FACT’s General Counsel, Kendra Arnold, was on Fox News’ Special Report in a story detailing the two complaints. You can watch the two-minute segment here:

FACT’s Kendra Arnold on Fox News, Special Report
Kendra was also on Trending Today USA with Ernie Brown where she explained that although these are basic and straightforward ethics rules, they are some of the most important because they prevent corruption and misuse of power and money.You can also read about FACT’s complaints in the following coverage:

In other ethics news, I was on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon this week and have done several radio appearances, which you can listen to on FACT’s You Tube Page:

Finally, I want to wish everyone a happy Independence Day! We remember why the Founding Fathers fought for and created this great nation, and are thankful for our freedom. FACT will continue to use the tools of our democracy to ensure an open, transparent, and ethical government for our citizens lives on.  Happy Independence Day!

Matthew G. Whitaker

Executive Director

Foundation for Accountability & Civic Trust

Washington, D.C. USA

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