February 26, 2009

REMEMBER WHEN THEY PROMISED “THE MOST ETHICAL CONGRESS EVER”? House Kills Effort to Investigate Lobbyist-Lawmaker Ties. “The House voted Wednesday to kill a resolution calling for an ethics investigation into potential quid pro quo between lobbyist campaign donations and lawmakers. . . . The firm, which has contributed millions to politicians in the last decade, has close ties to senior Democratic appropriators including Reps. John Murtha D-Pa., and Pete Visclosky,D-Ind. The FBI raided PMA’s headquarters in November and is investigating the group’s founder and president, Paul Magliochetti, a former Murtha aide.”