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Page 89 - Colmer (chairman of the committee), presiding. The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order. The committee will resume hearings this morning on House Resolution 18 and allied resolutions which I understand now have increased to about 75. The counsel advises me I am in error. It is around 100. Mr. Goodell, the committee will be pleased to hear from you. STATEMENT OF HON.
Page 85 - Code was passed by tvc 85th Congress by unanimous consent, and that it was sandwiched between action on a bill to benefit Council Bluffs, Iowa, and a bill to authorize a program of research in fish farming. My question was answered only by the resolution itself, which states : "It is the sense of the Congress that the following code of ethics should be adhered to by all Government employees, Including officeholders.
Page 84 - ... (B) Except in the case of an investigation undertaken by the committee on its own initiative, the committee may undertake an investigation relating to the official conduct of an individual Member, officer, or employee of the House of Representatives only...
Page 89 - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, COMMITTEE ON RULES, Washington, DC The committee met, pursuant to call, at 2:50 pm in Room H313, The Capitol, Hon.
Page 85 - ... a crackpot back home. We know some Member will take the lead and make such a complaint when necessary. So while I might prefer as a- purist and theorist not to have such a recommendation. I think it is necessary and I support it. The CHAIRMAN. Thank you, Mr. Udall. Mr. Mathias. STATEMENT OF HON. CHAELES McC. MATHIAS, JR., A REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF MARYLAND Mr. MATHIAS. I will try to proceed with the same dispatch and same force as Mr. Udall. If I may, I have a statement prepared...
Page 119 - HOUSE or REPRESENTATIVES, COMMITTEE ON RULES, Washington, DC The committee met at 10 :44 am, pursuant to recess, in room H-313, the Capitol, Hon.
Page 131 - I am very appreciative of the opportunity and privilege of testifying before your committee. I will be very brief, because I know Chairman Aspinall and members of his distinguished committee are here and I am not unmindful of your injunction. Permit me, Mr. Chairman, to say that I also have had the good fortune to attend not a few of these hearings of the Rules Committee, and I would like to commend you and the members of this committee for the thoughtf ulness, the diligence, and the time that you...
Page 135 - I think we should provide adequate salaries, and I hope that that would relieve some of the pressure on individuals, where that exists. I think full disclosure could be worked out so that it is fair, and the man would be greatly respected by the American people. I think that the very fact that anyone willing to serve would say that, in essence, ''I ame prepared to put the facts of mv life on the record, with some circumspection,
Page 105 - ... the committee anyway. He has got to depend on people who do that, and we have a lot of dedicated people around here. I have no criticism about it. The matter of credit cards, expenditures that are going to show up, as I said, a couple of months later with no way of really knowing whether they were justified or not — all of this if you think about it will reflect on the chairman of the committee.
Page 141 - District* as frequently as possible often produces offers of free transportation. Free transportation can come from political parties, interested individuals, special interest groups, unions, or businesses having great interest in pending legislation. While I do not have a satisfactory answer that could be written into a rule of conduct, I am sure that this Committee or another committee could produce a reasonable standard of conduct in regard to such "free

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