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FACT Files Compliant with OCE for Representatives Unethical Fundraising

Updated: Mar 19, 2019


Today, FACT filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics for what appears to be a clear ethical violation--Representatives fundraising based upon official actions they took as House Members. The ethics rules prevent Representatives from soliciting campaign or political contributions that are tied to any actions they take in their official capacity. This rule ensures that Representatives act in good faith and on merit, and not for personal or political gain. Yet, last week Representatives sent fundraising emails while on the House Floor that discussed the sit-in they were staging and asked for campaign contributions.

Read some of the media coverage here: USA Today article.

Read FACT's Complaint here.


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