Democrats Would Hold Quick Vote on Sweeping Ethics Bill, Hoyer Says
If they win a majority in the House, Democrats should quickly hold a vote on a wide-ranging package of government reforms, the No. 2 Democratic leader in the chamber said in a policy address Wednesday.... The ethics focus from Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) comes as Democrats begin to seize on a spate of Trump administration scandals and the recent federal indictments of two sitting Republican House members less than two months before the midterm elections.... Hoyer also endorsed a system of public campaign financing for Congress, akin to the current system in presidential races — specifically a proposal drafted by Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.).