Pelosi, Boehner announce task force on outside ethics panel

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerTed Cruz, AOC have it right on banning former members of Congress from becoming lobbyists Ted Cruz, AOC have it right on banning former members of Congress from becoming lobbyists Rep. Amash stokes talk of campaign against Trump 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 BoehnerTed Cruz, AOC have it right on banning former members of Congress from becoming lobbyists Ted Cruz, AOC have it right on banning former members of Congress from becoming lobbyists Rep. Amash stokes talk of campaign against Trump MORE, include: Democratic Reps. Michael Capuano (Mass.), Betty McCollum (Minn.), Marty Meehan (Mass.) and Bobby ScottRobert (Bobby) Cortez ScottTop Trump health official warned against controversial ObamaCare changes in private memo Top Trump health official warned against controversial ObamaCare changes in private memo Centrist Democrats raise concerns over minimum wage push MORE (Va.), as well as GOP Reps. Dave Camp (Mich.), David Hobson (Ohio), Lamar Smith (Texas) and Todd Tiahrt (Kan.)