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House / Ethics Code #250591

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 23, 1977
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(Studio) House Rules Committee takes up new code of ethics; some Congmen. say financial restrictions too tight and want code opened to amendment on floor.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Opposition to restrictions on outside income from legal fees, business salary and speech-making noted. Florida Representative Claude Pepper from Miami is 1 affected; Illinois Representative Morgan Murphy is another. [MURPHY - notes partnership in law firm.] [Representative Shirley CHISHOLM - says system as now proposed not fair.] [Representative David OBEY - says nothing can be done with regard to man being born rich, but can be done with regard to someone spending time away from Congress earning outside income.] Obey is chairperson of Commission on Admin. Review and says if committee members vote to open code to amendment, he won't take it to floor.

McManus, Jim;
Mudd, Roger

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