Senate Keys on Ethics, Lobbying Overhaul
Friday, January 5, 2007; 8:42 PM
WASHINGTON -- On the heels of new ethics rules adopted this week in the House, Senate Democrats mapped plans Friday for changing federal law to address the ethical lapses of lawmakers and their ties with lobbyists that helped bring the downfall of Republicans in the November elections.
Their starting point doesn't include the House's newly passed prohibition on lawmakers' use of corporate jets. But Senate leaders said they expect an effort to add that ban to the package during a debate on amendments of up to two weeks opening Monday.