Ethics and Good Government

Rep. Dean believes in treating everyone with decency – and that doing so can help us develop a more honest, respectful, and inclusive political system.

As public servants, elected officials must be held to high standards. The Constitution requires Congress to exercise oversight responsibilities, and as a member of the Judiciary Committee, Rep. Dean takes that mandate seriously.

During her first week in Congress, Rep. Dean cosponsored H.R. 1, the For the People Act, which has passed the House. H.R. 1 would expand opportunities for voting, tamp down on dark money, fight back against gerrymandering, and tighten ethics rules for government employees. Along with Senator Bob Casey, Rep. Dean also introduced H.R. 2950, the Know Conflicts Act, which would provide a clearinghouse for information about financial conflicts of interest faced by the President.

More broadly, Rep. Dean prizes good governance – and works hard to ensure that government operates fairly, efficiently and effectively.


More on Ethics and Good Government

February 7, 2020 Press Release

LOWER MERION, PA – On Monday, February 3, Rep. Dean hosted the first Town Hall of the new year at the Cynwyd Club in Lower Merion Township. Joined by over 160 constituents, Rep. Dean discussed gun violence prevention, the student debt crisis, climate change and impeachment – and the issues Democrats would be focused on in 2020 like infrastructure, healthcare, and climate change.

January 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Energy and Commerce’s subcommittee on Health held a hearing on improving safety and transparency in America’s Food and Drugs where they discussed multiple health and good governm

January 3, 2020 Press Release

JENKINTOWN, PA – Today, Rep. Madeleine Dean (PA-04) announced that the Air Force has disbursed $2.8 million in funds that will allow Horsham Air Guard Station (formerly Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove) to partner with the Warminster Municipal Authority to build a permanent containment and filtration system for PFAS-contaminated surface water.

January 3, 2020 Press Release

JENKINTOWN, PA - Today, Rep. Madeleine Dean (PA-04) issued the following statement in response to the administration's drone strike in Iraq.

“The safety of our country is my top priority. Iranian Commander Soleimani was responsible for the death of Americans and innocent people. He was a constant source of instability in a region craving peace.

Yet, the Administration must work with Congress--as we enter this increasingly sensitive and uncertain time—to protect our citizens and our allies. 

December 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Madeleine Dean (PA-04) voted for both articles of impeachment against President Trump. The articles (H. Res. 755) address the President’s coercion of a foreign power into interfering in American elections – and his subsequent defiance of Congress’s Constitutionally-mandated oversight. The first article passed the House by a margin of 230-197; the second passed by a margin of 229-198.

December 18, 2019 Press Release

Today, Rep. Madeleine Dean (PA-04) offered remarks on the House floor during the debate on articles of impeachment. Her remarks were as follows: 

"Madame Speaker, 

Words matter.

We’ve heard many words over the course of these last weeks.

Still, what strikes me are the words that are missing from my colleagues on the other side of the aisle — a gaping hole in the conversation, the words they cannot or will not mouth, defending a President’s conduct. Conduct that threatens our constitutional order.

And so Madame Speaker, I ask,

December 17, 2019 Video
December 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Monday, Reps. Madeleine Dean (PA-04) and Brad Schneider (IL-10) sent a letter to House and Appropriations Committee leaders urging them to include good governance and accountability mechanisms in upcoming Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations legislation.

December 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Madeleine Dean (PA-04) voted for H.Res. 755, Articles of Impeachment Against President Donald J. Trump. The two articles were introduced by the House Judiciary Committee, of which Rep. Dean is a member.

December 12, 2019 Press Release

At yesterday's Judiciary Committee markup of impeachment articles against President Trump, Rep. Dean offered the following statement: 


"As members of Congress, we are entrusted with a generational duty – a duty to ensure that we leave our grandchildren with a Constitution as strong — or even stronger — than our predecessors gave us. 

I want to tell you about a conversation that took place the week of July 25th. But not the one you’re thinking of.