Ethics Committee allows lawmakers to link from campaign to congressional sites

The rule clarification also applies to campaign social media tools, such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Lawmakers are required to include the following disclosure if they link to their congressional website:

"Thank you for visiting my campaign (website/Twitter page/Facebook page). If your intention was to visit my official House of Representatives (website/Twitter page/Facebook page), please click here."

Lawmakers who want to use a different disclaimer must receive permission from the Ethics Committee.