House Democ­rats back out of White House ethics bill after alleged­ly being con­tact­ed by Biden offi­cials

House Democrats back out of White House ethics bill after allegedly being contacted by Biden officials

Sev­er­al House Democ­rats pulled their sup­port from a bipar­ti­san White House ethics bill after offi­cials from the Biden admin­is­tra­tion alleged­ly reached out to law­mak­ers regard­ing the leg­is­la­tion, accord­ing to a report.
After Rep. Katie Porter (D‑CA) and House Over­sight Com­mit­tee Chair­man James Com­er (R‑KY) announced their Pres­i­den­tial Ethics Reform Act last month, the pair have been work­ing to secure sup­port from both sides of the aisle to ensure its suc­cess in the low­er cham­ber. How­ev­er, those efforts began to unrav­el when at least three Democ­rats rescind­ed their sup­port after they were con­tact­ed by the White House, a source famil­iar told the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er. 
“I was excit­ed to come to Wash­ing­ton to intro­duce my bill. And was proud that I had found three senior Demo­c­ra­t­ic co-spon­sors. When I land­ed, I was real­ly dis­ap­point­ed to learn that those co-spon­sors had decid­ed not to sup­port the bill and had had con­ver­sa­tions with the White House,” …