Schock is a member of the committee that governs how offices can spend funds. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Rep. Aaron Schock’s downfall marks another high-profile lawmaker felled by ethics troubles. But don’t expect Congress to ramp up efforts at self-policing.
Some say interpretation of right and wrong when it comes to office expenditures is pretty basic.
“I think the rules are clear enough for people to interpret those on their own,” said Rep. Gregg Harper, who serves with the Illinois Republican on the House Administration Committee, the panel responsible for divvying up the annual appropriations each lawmaker receives.
“Rules are pretty simple to follow,” added Rep. Rich Nugent, R-Fla.