Serial No. 112-92: Department of Homeland Security: An Examination of Ethical Standards, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, May 17, 2012   [open pdf - 262KB]

This is the May 17, 2012 hearing on "Department of Homeland Security: An Examination of Ethical Standards," held before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management. From the opening statement of Michael T. McCaul: "The purpose of this hearing is to examine the ethical policies, conduct, and alleged criminal activities within the Department of Homeland Security. I now recognize myself for an opening statement. May 6 through the 12 was Public Recognition Week. We set aside time each year to honor our public servants who keep us safe, care for our veterans, control our borders, and find cures for rare diseases. They make our country stronger and make a difference in the world. Most of our employees understand that public service is a public trust. Each one has a responsibility to the United States Government and the citizens they all serve to place loyalty to the Constitution, laws, and ethical principles above private gain. Most public servants adhere to this trust. However, the Pew Research Center interviewed more than 3,000 adults about their views of our Government. Fifty-four percent said the Federal Government is mostly corrupt while 31 percent said mostly honest and 11 percent said they don't know either." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michael T. McCaul, William R. Keating, Bennie G. Thompson, Charles K. Edwards, Thomas S. Winkowski, James G. Duncan, and Timothy M. Moynihan.

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