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Congressional ethics

Author: Joseph C Tardiff; Lynn M Zott
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, 2012.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Opposing Viewpoints: Congressional Ethics: Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications"--
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph C Tardiff; Lynn M Zott
ISBN: 9780737760460 073776046X 9780737760477 0737760478
OCLC Number: 783171209
Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1 Is the congressional ethical oversight system necessary and effective? : The US Senate Select Committee on Ethics is effective and necessary / Select Committee on Ethics, United States Senate --
The US Senate Select Committee on Ethics is ineffective / Mark Hemingway --
The Office of Congressional Ethics has potent political influence / Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) --
Dems' dubious ethics tactics the last straw? / Donald Lambro --
The Office of Congressional Ethics has improved oversight / Paul Blumenthal --
The House Ethics Committee has failed to improve ethics oversight / John Bresnahan --
Congressional ethics oversight appears to be racially biased / G. Derek Musgrove --
Congressional ethics oversight is not racially biased / Armstrong Williams. Ch. 2 What impact do congressional ethics have on social and political issues? : Congressional lapses in ethics on climate change can have disastrous environmental effects / Donald A. Brown --
Biotechnology legislation raises ethical concerns about privacy and discrimination / Mark A. Rothstein --
The US economic recession is closely linked to unethical behavior in Congress / Rushworth M. Kidder --
Poor oversight and prioritizing politics over ethics lead to the election of corrupt lawmakers / Nick Baumann --
Ethics and morality in Congress are essential to sustain constitutional rights and a functional democracy / David E. Skaggs --
Punishment for ethical violations is swift and decisive when political interests are threatened / Fred Barnes. Ch. 3 How do lobbying and ethics reform measures affect congressional ethics? : Lobbying and ethics reform legislation is crucial to restore congressional integrity / John McCain --
Lobbying and ethics reform legislation does not address the root cause of unethical activity / Jack Abramoff --
The Honest Leadership and Open Government Act provides unprecedented ethics reform / Democratic Policy Committee (DPC) --
The Honest Leadership and Open Government Act is ineffective due to low enforcement / Bara Vaida --
Lobbying and ethics legislation favors businesses and undermines nonprofits' advocacy efforts / Larry Ottinger --
Lobbying and ethics reform legislation confuses and interferes with legitimate political activities / Randy Furst. Ch. 4 What are some consequences of ethics violations? : Congressional Ethics Committee investigations pressure rather than punish politicians / Chris Good --
Surviving sex scandals / Julian E. Zelizer --
Sex scandals in Congress: what Rep. Weiner's 'sexting' adds to the literature / Gail Russell Chaddock --
Insider trading is unethical and calls for strict regulation and harsh punishment / Jim Galloway --
Strict regulation of congressional insider trading is misguided and unnecessary / Daniel Gross --
DeLay's guilty verdict a comment on politics / Rick Casey.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Joe Tardiff and Lynn M. Zott, book editors.

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