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House Ethics Committee

I'll Vote for That

Katharine Rose | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Katharine Rose

The mere idea that members of Congress should be required to take annual ethics training speaks volumes about how far we have strayed from our founders' values, but may be necessary as a first step toward restoring decency and respectability in our nation's capital.

Steve Stockman Has Been Served

AP | By MATTHEW DALY | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retiring Republican Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas and three of his aides say they have been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury in a...

Review Panel: Wisconsin GOP Congressman Likely Broke House Rules

AP | By MATTHEW DALY | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional review panel said there is "substantial reason to believe" that veteran Rep. Tom Petri of Wisconsin violated House...

Alex Lazar

Highest-Ranking House GOP Woman Accused By Ex-Staffer Of Mistreatment | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

Todd Winer, a former communications director for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), is accusing the powerful GOP congresswoman of trying to "intim...

House Ethics Panel Continues Probe Of Wisconsin GOP Lawmaker

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee said Monday it will continue investigating a Wisconsin congressman's stock dealings following a media r...

House Ethics Committee To Reinstate Key Disclosure Rule For Lobbyist Gifts

AP | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In an abrupt retreat, the House Ethics Committee said Thursday that it was dropping changes it had made in how lawmakers publicly r...

Paul Blumenthal

Did Congress Really Delete A Key Disclosure Rule For Lobbyist Gifts? Not Really. | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It sounds so typical of Congress. An unnoticed committee action makes it harder for the public to figure out who's paying for private tr...

House Ethics Panel Defers Probe Of Michael Grimm

AP | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee has put its investigation of indicted Rep. Michael Grimm on hold so the Justice Department can proceed ...

Stockman Ethics Investigation Extended

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee says it has extended an investigation of Republican Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas at least until June. ...

McMorris Rodgers Won't Face Full Ethics Probe

AP | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

BY MATTHEW DALY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee will not appoint a special panel to investigate allegations th...

Democratic Lawmaker Faces Ethics Panel

AP | By MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actions by Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois are being scrutinized by the House Ethics Committee. Gutierre...

Ethics Watchdog Calls GOP Campaign Boss 'Scam Artist'

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An ethics watchdog filed a formal request Wednesday for an investigation of National Republican Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Greg Wa...

Probe Rep. Petri for Pentagon Contractor Conflict of Interest

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Gannet reported that Wisconsin Republican Tom Petri had successfully gone to bat for a Pentagon contractor in which Petri owned hundreds of thousands of dollars of stock, causing the value of Petri's investment in the company to rise, possibly as much as $200,000.

GOP Rep Facing Ethics Probe Over Cocaine Charge

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee is launching a formal investigation into a Florida congressman who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor coca...

Judge Dismisses Rangel's Bid To Overturn Censure

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Rep. Charles Rangel that had sought to overturn the 2010 House censure of the New York ...

House Committee Rules To Continue Bachmann Ethics Probe

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

The House Ethics Committee's campaign finance investigation of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has reached its next phase. Facing a Sept. 11 deadli...

Paul Blumenthal

Bachmann's Legal Expenses Are Soaring | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Legal expenses for Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) soared in the month after congressional ethics and criminal investigations were opene...

Ethics Committee Investigates Congressmen

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

-- The House Ethics Committee says it is forming special panels to investigate Reps. Don Young, of Alaska, and Rob Andrews of New Jersey. One panel ...

Congressmen Being Investigated By Ethics Committee

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee said Wednesday it will continue an investigation of Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock over allegatio...

House Committee Finds No Ethic Breaches In Controversial Loans

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee said Thursday it found no violations among House members whose mortgage loans went through the VIP secti...

GOP, Dem Reps Under Investigation For Ethics Violations

Roll Call | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

The House Ethics Committee confirmed Friday that it has received cases related to Reps. Bill Owens, D-N.Y., and Aaron Schock, R-Ill., from the indepen...

Republican Investigated Over Ethics Allegations

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee announced Monday that Rep. Michael Grimm, a former FBI agent, is under investigation for possible campai...

Jennifer Bendery

Dem Congresswoman Gets Big Punishment | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an embarrassment for Democrats, the House on Thursday reprimanded Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Calif.) -- and slapped her with a $10,000 ...

Committee Recommends Punishment For Congresswoman

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Rep. Laura Richardson, D-Calif., improperly compelled her congressional staff to do campaign work and should be reprimanded and fin...

Loophole May Allow Lawmakers' Families To Profit From Insider Information | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

Lawmakers proclaimed that the bill, officially called the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, would restore trust in government. It also appl...