Anchored In Port Controversy, Congress Ducks Ethics Reform

The future of lobbying reform in doubt, thanks to continued brouhaha over ownership of U.S. port operations, Roll Call reports.

Senators from both parties were unsure Thursday afternoon how and when they could resume work on a lobbying overhaul package. . . .

“Frankly, we’ve got the other side talking out of both sides of their mouth,” said Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho). “They’re all onto this lobbying reform, pointing fingers and blaming people, but they’re now the obstructionists blocking it. Harry Reid and the boys can’t have it both ways.”