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September 1, 2010 - by Hilary Worden

Three more cases are sent to the ethics committee, Reid hopes to get an energy bill through the Senate after the midterms, and more in today’s Congress links.

  • The Office of Congressional Ethics has referred three cases to the House ethics committee, recommending investigations of Representatives John Campbell [R-CA], Joseph Crowley [D-NY], and Tom Price [R-GA]. (The New York Times)
  • The Brookings Institute reports that many Congressional websites are “suboptimal” and that “web site design often appears to be at most a secondary priority” among members of Congress. (Federal Computer Week)
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi [D-CA] promises to “leave no veteran behind” (The Hill), the day after Alan Simpson, GOP co-chairman of President Obama’s fiscal commission, questioned veteran benefits and said veterans are “not helping” with the country’s fiscal problems (The Hill)
  • Senators Chuck Schumer [D-NY] and Max Baucus [D-MT] both expressed their disappointment at the Commerce Department’s failure to investigate China’s currency manipulation. (Senatus)
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid [D-NV] says he hopes to get some Republican votes for an energy bill after the elections, though he admits cap-and-trade was unlikely to be re-included. (Reuters)
  • 372 bills passed by the House are still awaiting Senate action. It’s likely that many of them will never be passed by the current Senate, and will have to be re-introduced when the next Congress begins. (The Hill)

Many thanks to Anne Jonas, of the Participatory Culture Foundation and Miro project, for the Congressional websites tip. Image of Max Baucus from Daylife.

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