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New Proposed Bill Requires Yearly Ethics Training for House Members

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Rep. David Cicilline (AP)

By    |   Friday, 26 May 2017 11:15 AM

A proposed bill would require annual ethics training for all House members, the Washington Examiner reported.

Reps. David Cicilline, D-R.I. and. Dave Trott, R-Mich., introduced the bill mandating yearly ethics training for the lawmakers.

Currently, senators are required to undergoing, but House lawmakers are exempt, the Examiner noted.

"Elected officials should always be held to the highest standards of conduct," Cicilline said in a statement.

"That's why it's absurd that members of the U.S. House do not have to complete annual ethics training. We need to close this loophole now."

"This bill should be a no brainer. I look forward to continuing to work with Congressman Trott to push for a vote in the U.S. House."

And Trott added: "Time and time again, one of the biggest concerns I hear from my constituents is the federal government's willingness to put itself above the law – a feeling that has greatly contributed to the lack of trust many Americans have in Congress. No one is above the law, and members of Congress must live by the laws they create."

The bill would require lawmakers to finish ethics training within 60 days of being sworn in and everyone would have to be trained in each new session of Congress, the Examiner noted.

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