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Week of 8.25.06

Two Congressmen on Ethics in Washington

Rep. Marty Meehan and (D-Mass) and Rep. Christopher Shays (R-Conn) have co-sponsored a bill, introduced in June, to bring about ethics and lobbying reform. Look at their opinions and concerns on recent ethical problems in our nation's capital.

Question 1: How did we get to a point in the year 2006 when ethics has once again become the central issue?

Rep. Marty Meehan - Click to display answer
Meehan

Rep. Christopher Shays - Click to display answer
Shays
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Question 2: There is a sense from much of the electorate that ethics issues do not necessarily impact their lives. Do you think this is true?

Rep. Marty Meehan  - Click to display answer
Meehan

Rep. Christopher Shays - Click to display answer
Shays
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Question 3: Do you think that the public understands the internal workings of how Congress works, and how easy it is for politicians to start quid pro quos?

Rep. Marty Meehan  - Click to display answer
Meehan

Rep. Christopher Shays - Click to display answer
Shays
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Question 4: What needs to happen to resolve the problem of corruption?

Rep. Marty Meehan  - Click to display answer
Meehan

Rep. Christopher Shays - Click to display answer
Shays
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Question 5: If you had to make a list of the ethical issues that concern you the most about your colleagues, what'd be on that list?

Rep. Marty Meehan  - Click to display answer
Meehan

Rep. Christopher Shays - Click to display answer
Shays
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Question 6: What happened to the energy at the beginning of the year to really take on ethics reforms?

Rep. Marty Meehan  - Click to display answer
Meehan

Rep. Christopher Shays - Click to display answer
Shays
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