Ethics experts call for new reforms to hold elected officials accountable

July 26, 2019 09:42 AM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WHEC) — The House Ethics Committee is renewing its push to hold elected officials accountable.

A new bipartisan task force has been formed to develop new ethics rules for lawmakers.

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The move comes after the arrest of Congressman Chris Collins. He is facing felony insider trading charges.

Investigators say he sat on the board of a publicly traded company and used inside information to dump shares of stocks.

The task force will draw up further rules limiting outside positions lawmakers can hold.


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