H Res 168 - House Ethics Reform Task Force - National Key Vote


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Title: House Ethics Reform Task Force

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a resolution implementing the recommendations of the bipartisan House Ethics Reform Task Force.


  • Grants the ranking minority member of the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct the authority to place items on the agenda.
  • Stipulates that complaints filed by non-members must be sponsored by a member of the House.
  • Requires the approval of the majority of the committee in order for a subcommittee to broaden the investigation.
  • Establishes a pool of 20 House members from outside the committee to help with investigations (10 members from each party).
  • Creates permanent, nonpartisan legal staff for the committee.
  • Recognizes strict standards of confidentiality.