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August 20, 2014

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June 19, 2014

‘Ms. Ethics’ Carol Dixon Remembered Fondly (Video)

Carol E. Dixon, director of advice and education for the House Committee on Ethics, died Monday from unknown causes. She was 44.

Dixon had worked at the committee for 11 years. Family and colleagues described her as an excellent baker, devoted aunt, passionate Michigan football fan and sharp legal mind. The leftovers from her famous Christmas parties were the highlight of every holiday season.

Dixon found joy in helping members navigate complicated ethical questions. “She wanted everyone to be their best self. … She really wanted to make a difference. That was important to her,” her cousin and close friend Mary Raihman told CQ Roll Call.

“I think [Dixon] chose ethics because she wanted to be a part of making the institution great and helping particularly young staffers and new members understand the complex rules that they then had to follow,” said Kelle Strickland, chief of staff to Rep. Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas. Strickland added that her close colleague was ”very generous and trustworthy. She worked on the ethics committee and knew how to keep a secret.”

Stephen Dixon told CQ Roll Call his daughter “really cared about what she did. She cared about ethics and she was proud of what she did. .. [She was] really devoted to making the Congress a better place.”

Staffers inside and outside the committee say Dixon’s discretion and meticulous attention to detail made her an invaluable counselor and confidant.

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June 11, 2014

Virginia’s Clout Plummets With Cantor’s Defeat, Retirements

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Goodlatte is a Republican from Virginia. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary defeat marks the latest in a series of losses for the Old Dominion’s influence in Congress after 2014.

In addition to the Virginia Republican’s departure, the delegation will lose its two most senior House members and its only seats on the appropriations committee: Democrat James P. Moran and Republican Frank R. Wolf have already announced their retirements. Full story

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