Southend Reporter from Chicago, Illinois on March 10, 1977 · Page 20
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March 10, 1977

Southend Reporter from Chicago, Illinois · Page 20

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Economist Newspapers. Wednesday. March 9.177 How your congressmen voted WASHINGTON-Here's how area House members weie recorded on major roll call votes Feb 24 through March 2 ETHICS CODE--Rejected, 79 for and 34-1 against, an amendment striking from the new ethics code a provision limiting the out side income a House mem- ber can receive Those voting against the amendment supported the limitation, which says a House member can earn no more than 15 per cent of his salary in outside "earned income " Presently there is no limitation. The 15 per cent limit was a key part of the overall ethics code later adopted by the full House on a near- unanimous vote. The code, embodied in H Res 287, applies only to House members A similar code is under consideration in the Senate. The new code also requires detailed public reporting of outside income Moving-Out Sale! Save 42% on brand new Walton carpeting We re moving out of our Foster Avenue store for bigger and better horizons But until our new -locations are ready we have a great deal of carpeting to dispose of and that's where you can save A big 42% on some magnificent new carpeting We've taken the stock from our Foster Avenue store and distributed it to every Walton store and reduced it substantially And we're talking about elegant carpeting in dozens of beautiful styles, fibers and literally HUNDREDS of beautiful colors Because of our unusual circumstances this sale won't last forever, it's stnct'y first come first served So hurry into the Walton Store near you A chance to save 42% on Walton Carpeting doesn't come along too often And while your at Walton look into our convenient credit plan there s no finance or service charge for 90 days EVERGREEN PARK: 2255 W. 95th St. · CHICAGO, 5635 S. PuUiki MOB. thru FrL, frJO-S Sat, MO-S:JO SOB, 12-5. and gifts, bans official travel by lame-duck congressmen, prohibits members from having privately-financed office "slush funds," and restricts the use of free-mailing privileges during election periods. The 15 per cent restriction applies only to earned income from second jobs and excludes "unearned income" such as from stock dividends. This distinction was cited by many of the 79 members voting to strike the provision. "If the genuine concern here is for integrity, then all outside income regardless of source should be eliminated," said Rep. Mario Biaggi (D- N.Y.), a supporter of the amendment. Opponents of the amendment said a congressman who receives "earned income" from a law practice or some other job often is perceived by the public as "cashing in" on his status as a congressman. Income from stocks, they argued, presents much less poten- / tial for real or apparent conflict-of-interest, for although it is not limited it must be fully disclosed to constituents under the new ethics code. ' Reps. Morgai Morphy (D-2), Martia Basso (IW), John Fary (D-5), Cardiss Collins (D-7), Dan Rosten- kowski (D-8), Philip Crane (R-12), Robert McClory (R- 13), John Erlenborn (R-14) and George O'Brien (R-17) voted "yea." Reps, Ralph Metcalfe D i), Edward Derwiaski (R- 4), Henry Hyde -(R-6), Sidney Yates (D-9), Abner Mikva (D-10), Frank Annunzio (D-ll), Tom Corcoran (R-1S), John Anderson (R-16), Robert Michel (R- 18), Paul Findley (R-20), Edward Madigan (R-21), George Shipley (D-22), Mel- vm Price (D-23) and Paul Simon (D-24) voted "nay." Rep Thomas Railsback (R-19) did not vote. ETHICS CODE--Rejected, 187 for and 235 against, an amendment to prevent 9 the new ethics code from outlawing the "slush fund"" office accounts that an estimated 40 per cent of the Be ft Ever So fumble.. Yes,we have mortgage money but there is a limit to the size home well linanee.Tfou understand, of course We don't really expect too many requests for financing the type home shown here, but with today's mortgage rates favoring the buyer we do anticipate being of service to many of our neighbors. At Evergreen Savings our home mortgage experts will be most happy to discuss your new home loan needs, or your financial requirements for home improvements. So, if you are planning to build, buy or remodel your own Taj Mahal, give our mortgage department a call... or stop in at either our Evergreen Park or Country Club Hills, full service offices EVERGREEN E3 S/MNGS LENDER Full-Service Facilities 9930 South Xcdzto Awwe, Enqnwn Mk. Utortt-T* 424-2800 18130 Soirtri Crairiord Af*mw. Country cyb KSto, !Bino*»-T»L 957-1050 Men * frt 9AM Jo SPM-Tues i Thurs 9/kM to *RM fl 9MJI to IPM-Wed No Business Transacted Drive-np/Walk-ap Facilities £310 10200 Sooth Kedrie, EvargrMn Parts Won Tues Thurs Fn 9KH to 8PM Wed «Sal 9AV )o3PM ^8130 Sorth Crawford, Country CWb H** Mm *Fri SAVioSRM-Toes *Thuis SAMtoTPM Wed SAM to 3PM-Sat SAM to 1PM members maintain. .Defeat of the amendment left intact the abolition of such accounts The amendment was proposed to the ethics code, later adopted by the House (see above vote). Private office accounts generally receive their funding from friends of the member. The identities of contributors and the amounts of their contrib utions are rarely made public, in keeping with the secret nature of the "slush funds." Members with such funds say they use them for newsletters, newspaper subscriptions and other necessary expenses. Under the new ethics code, such accounts must be banned by Jan 3, 1978, at which time the official House allowance for such expenses will be increased from its present $2,000 to $7,000 Most supporters of the amendment disliked the slush-fund practice, but also objected to the $5,000 increment, saying it was expensive and unnecessary since 60 per cent of the members have been able to make do with the $2,000 office accounts. Rep David Obey (D- Wis), head of the commission that drafted the ethics code, defended the $7,000 figure. "What we are trying to do is to meet official expenses in an official, honest, above board, open fashion." Murphy, Russo, Derwli- ski, Hyde, Yates, Crane, McClory, Erlenborn, Cocoran, Anderson, O'Brien, Michel, Findley, Madigan and Shipley voted "yea." SOUTHWEST SIDE RECYCLING DEPOT NEWSPAPERS HIGHEST PRICE WE PAY TOP PRICES FOR Coppff Brdss St.rau Iron BattC'ifs Alumni^' 1 ! and Stainless Strfi A. 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