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By AP/CHARLES BABINGTON

(WASHINGTON) — The House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to require lawmakers to disclose more details of their bids to fund pet projects and their fundraising help from lobbyists.

Some self-described watchdog groups called the measure, which now goes to the Senate, the most significant congressional reform in years.

The bill, drafted by Democratic leaders, would require House and Senate members to disclose those lobbyists who raise $15,000 or more for them within a six-month period by "bundling" donations from many people. It also would bar lobbyists and their clients from giving gifts, including meals and tickets, to lawmakers.

Senators seeking targeted spending projects or "earmarks" would have to publicize their plans 48 hours before the Senate votes on the proposals, and declare their families would not directly benefit financially. The House made similar changes to its rules governing earmarks in January.

House members approved the new legislation 411 to 8, even though some privately grumbled that it would complicate their fundraising efforts. Senate leaders expect opposition from some conservative Republicans, but they predicted final passage of the measure by week's end.

http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/...1648373,00.html

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Sounds like you have 411 "Clean Sweep Ingnatius" wannabes in the House.

(the main character in a Jeffrey Archer novella, Ignatius is the newly-appointed anti-corruption minister of Nigeria; in typical Archer novella approach, there is a zinger at the end--Ignatius, sitting at an official's desk in the bank where many of the ones he nabbed had accounts, asks how much is needed to open one there).


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Sounds like you have 411 "Clean Sweep Ingnatius" wannabes in the House.

(the main character in a Jeffrey Archer novella, Ignatius is the newly-appointed anti-corruption minister of Nigeria; in typical Archer novella approach, there is a zinger at the end--Ignatius, sitting at an official's desk in the bank where many of the ones he nabbed had accounts, asks how much is needed to open one there).

Huh? :unsure:

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Sounds like you have 411 "Clean Sweep Ingnatius" wannabes in the House.

(the main character in a Jeffrey Archer novella, Ignatius is the newly-appointed anti-corruption minister of Nigeria; in typical Archer novella approach, there is a zinger at the end--Ignatius, sitting at an official's desk in the bank where many of the ones he nabbed had accounts, asks how much is needed to open one there).

Huh? :unsure:
Ethics bill passed by 411, of which a substantial number have none (the other 8 have none, but admit to this fact).

2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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Sounds like you have 411 "Clean Sweep Ingnatius" wannabes in the House.

(the main character in a Jeffrey Archer novella, Ignatius is the newly-appointed anti-corruption minister of Nigeria; in typical Archer novella approach, there is a zinger at the end--Ignatius, sitting at an official's desk in the bank where many of the ones he nabbed had accounts, asks how much is needed to open one there).

Huh? :unsure:
Ethics bill passed by 411, of which a substantial number have none (the other 8 have none, but admit to this fact).

Transparency and accountability are a good thing to have, yes? As for the substantial number who are completely devoid of ethics - hopefully voters will remember them come election time...in the meantime, they now have to abide by stricter rules when it comes to lobbyists.

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has to be fiction as congress has no ethics,, just ask mr or ms lobbyist


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