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New at-large D.C. Council member Vincent Orange introduced an ethics bill June 21 that would create an ethics committee.
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New at-large D.C. Council member Vincent Orange introduced an ethics bill June 21 that would create an ethics committee.

Tuesday brought another day, and another set of proposals to overhaul the council's ethics laws.

On the heels of Council Chairman Kwame Brown's proposed ethics reform bill, two more council members offered their own measures at a D.C. Council meeting.

Tommy Wells' bundle of bills targets pricey SUV's and campaign finance loopholes.

And Vincent Orange's reform legislation would create an ethics and accountability committee of the council.

Orange says with all of the scandals and distractions at city hall, it might be tempting to quickly pass a bill. But he adds that the council should make sure it looks at all the proposals and figure out what's best.

"I don't think we should rush with the piece, although I think we should move fairly quickly, but we should get it right, says Orange.

Council members say it's unlikely any ethics reform legislation will pass before the summer recess.

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