In what seems to be becoming an American tradition, there are still uncalled House seats eight days after the election. While The Democratic control of the House is solidly entrenched, the results of these races will determine just how much breathing room they have in passing their legislative agenda.
Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) resigned from Congress on Friday, effective immediately. Ney had pleaded guilty to corruption charges on October 13 but had remained in office, much to the chagrin of House Republicans and his anointed successor, Republican nominee Joy Padgett. One remaining question: will Ney actually pick up his last $13,000 paycheck, which hanging on past the first of this month enabled him to do?
The investigations just keep on coming. Since our last update on members of Congress under investigation, a mere week ago, four new members have been added to Congresspedia’s page of (potential) shame. With these additions, fifteen current and three former members of Congress are currently the subject of a federal, state or local probe (nearly 3% of the Congress)!
As part of our efforts to cut to the facts of issues in Congress, Congresspedia has gone back through the major votes on the Iraq War and summarized what was at stake in each. In this election season, we were reminded of the brouhaha over the 2004 remark by Sen.
We need some of the citizens out there who are reading Congresspedia everyday to help out with a new article we're putting together on the congressional votes related to the Iraq War. We've already identified many of the votes and put up links to various articles and resources that explain them, but we need citizens to help us out with summarizing what was in the amendments and bills that were considered and explaining what was at stake.
When writing about members of Congress that are under investigation you always run the risk of being quickly out of date, at least with this Congress. Case in point: on Monday we told you about the nine current and three former members of Congress that are under investigation. Today we learned that the total now runs at eleven current members under investigation.