Rainville calls for ethics reform

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Republican U.S. House candidate Martha Rainville is calling for ethics reforms in Congress.

She says she would sponsor a bill that would create an independent Office of Public Integrity.

The bill also would impose a gift and travel ban and restrict members of Congress and senior staff from lobbying jobs for two years.

The Office of Public Integrity would be headed by an independent director appointed by unanimous consent of both the House and Senate majority and minority leaders.

Rainville says that when she headed the Vermont National Guard she saw how valuable the independent inspector general was. She says a similar office in Congress would restore integrity to Washington.

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