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I am embarrassed by the egregious, unlawful conduct of Rep. Duke Cunningham (R-Ca.), and Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.), who violated the public’s trust.  That is why I introduced The Public Trust and Accountability Act, to deny federally funded pensions to a member of Congress who is convicted of asking for or accepting bribes.  I am proud that this provision was included in H.R. 4975, 527 Reform Act of 2006, that passed the House on May 3.