Senate Republicans Trying Again to Kill Lobbying and Ethics Reform Bill

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Senate passes Democrats’ ethics bill

Huntington Herald-Dispatch

01/18/07

The Senate, responding to voter frustration with corruption and special interest influence in Washington, on Thursday overwhelmingly approved far-reaching ethics and lobbying reform legislation. Under the bill, passed 96-2, senators will give up gifts and free travel from lobbyists, pay more for travel on corporate jets and make themselves more accountable for the pet projects they insert into bills...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Victory - YOU Made It Happen!

January 19, 2007

We won! Thanks to your emails and phone calls, we swamped the Senate and they passed a strong lobbying and ethics reform bill, S. 1, in a 96-2 landslide.

You can read our analysis of what happened on our Watchdog Blog: //www.cleanupwashington.org/blog/index.cfm?BE_ID=100274

Other good news: Justice was served today when ex-Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) was sentenced to 30 months in jail. I guess that free golf trip to Scotland wasn't so free.

Again, thank you!

Daniel De Bonis
Online Organizer
Public Citizen's Congress Watch

P.S. If you are still fired up, write a quick email to your senators thanking them for passing S. 1. Click here: //action.citizen.org/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=6528&t=CleanUpWashington2col.dwt


Informant: Alan Dicey



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