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Holding the Government Accountable
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Analysis

Congress Must Restore Faith with New Ethics Rules for Its Members

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(Illustration: Renzo Velez / POGO)

There has been no shortage of ethical scandals that involve members of Congress in recent decades, and the last year was no different. Whether improper use of campaign funds, various instances of sexual misconduct, or dubious relationships between candidates and their campaign orbit, the persistence of these kinds of real or perceived acts of corruption is troubling. Perhaps these violations of public trust sheds light on why Congress enjoys such a dismal approval rating from Americans.

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