Pelosi, Boehner announce task force on outside ethics panel

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerFormer Speaker Boehner's official portrait unveiled Key Republicans say Biden can break Washington gridlock From learning on his feet to policy director MORE (R-Ohio) yesterday announced a bipartisan task force that will research and debate whether Congress should replace the largely feeble ethics committee process with an outside entity to police members of Congress.

The group will review the experiences of state legislatures as well as private organizations and businesses that have voluntarily handed ethics enforcement authority to outside entities and report to the House by May 1 on its findings.

Members of the eight-person group, chosen by Pelosi and BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerFormer Speaker Boehner's official portrait unveiled Key Republicans say Biden can break Washington gridlock From learning on his feet to policy director MORE, include: Democratic Reps. Michael Capuano (Mass.), Betty McCollum (Minn.), Marty Meehan (Mass.) and Bobby ScottRobert (Bobby) Cortez ScottThis week: House impeachment inquiry hits crucial stretch Overnight Health Care: House to vote next week on drug prices bill | Conway says Trump trying to find 'balance' on youth vaping | US spent trillion on hospitals in 2018 House to vote next week on sweeping bill to lower drug prices MORE (Va.), as well as GOP Reps. Dave Camp (Mich.), David Hobson (Ohio), Lamar Smith (Texas) and Todd Tiahrt (Kan.)