CREW RELEASES THIRD ANNUAL MOST CORRUPT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS REPORT

Carl Spitzer cwsiv_2nd at HOTPOP.COM
Sat Oct 6 19:45:09 MDT 2007


Lost of our guys too.  	Guess they forgot about 1994.  
Perhaps Ron Paul will remind them.

CWSIV



CREW RELEASES THIRD ANNUAL MOST CORRUPT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS REPORT

18 Sep 2007 // Washington, DC – Today, Citizens for Responsibility and
Ethics in Washington (CREW) released its third annual report on the most
corrupt members of Congress entitled Beyond DeLay: The 22 Most Corrupt
Members of Congress (and two to watch). This encyclopedic report on
corruption in the 110th Congress documents the egregious, unethical and
possibly illegal activities of the most tainted members of Congress.
CREW has compiled the members' transgressions and analyzed them in light
of federal laws and congressional rules.

Sixteen members have been replaced from last year's list of 25.

CREW also has re-launched the report's tandem website,
www.beyonddelay.org . The site offers short summaries of each member's
transgressions as well as the full-length profiles and all accompanying
exhibits.

Members of the Senate:
Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R-NM)
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK)

Members of House: 
Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
Rep. John T. Doolittle (R-CA)
Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL)
Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA)
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)
Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-LA)
Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
Rep. Gary G. Miller (R-CA)
Rep. Alan B. Mollohan (D-WV)
Rep. Timothy F. Murphy (R-PA)
Rep. John P. Murtha (D-PA)
Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM)
Rep. Rick Renzi (R-AZ)
Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY)
Rep. David Scott (D-GA)
Rep. Don Young (R-AK)
Rep. Jerry Weller (R-IL)
Rep. Heather A. Wilson (R-NM)

Dishonorable Mention:
Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID)
Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)

"Every year CREW creates this compendium of corruption to expose and
hold accountable those members of Congress who believe they are above
the law," Melanie Sloan, executive director of CREW said today. "With
the third edition of Beyond DeLay it has become abundantly clear that
many public officials believe that the rules don't apply to them."

Sloan continued, "Nevertheless, Congress persists in abdicating its
constitutional responsibility to police itself, opting to ignore the
ethical and legal transgressions of its members. Luckily for the public,
at least the Department of Justice still believes that political
corruption is worth pursuing."

Several members in the study are already under federal investigation
including: Reps. Calvert, Doolittle, Feeney, Jefferson, Lewis, Miller,
Mollohan, Murphy, Renzi and Young, as well as Senator Stevens.

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Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a
non-profit legal watchdog group dedicated to holding public officials
accountable for their actions. 

For more information, please visit www.citizensforethics.org or contact
Naomi Seligman Steiner at 202.408.5565/nseligman at citizensforethics.org.

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