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House Ethics Committee

Dem Being Investigated For Suspicious Activities

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

-- A congressional ethics panel says it is looking into the activities of U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews of New Jersey, who has reported using campaign money ...

GOP Congressman Off The Hook

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee reported Tuesday that Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., omitted information on his financial disclosure forms ...

Dem Senate Contender In Ethics Investigation

Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Ethics Committee said Thursday it is opening a full probe of Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) for advocating for a kidney clinic ...

House Ethics Committee Move Irks Dem Rep

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee refused Friday to make public an outside counsel's findings in the conflict-of-interest investigation of...

Waters Claim Shot Down By Committee

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee concluded Wednesday that Rep. Maxine Waters' rights weren't violated in an ongoing investigation, cleari...

Lucia Graves

House Dems Hit GOP Lawmaker Over Fundraising Schemes | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In advance of House Speaker John Boehner's Florida fundraising event with Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) on Saturday, the Democratic Congre...

NYT Admonishes John Boehner For Fundraising Event

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is raising eyebrows with his scheduled fundraiser appearance alongside Rep. Vern Buchanan, the wealthy Florida Rep...

GOP Fund-Raiser Faces Inquiries

The New York Times | ERIC LICHTBLAU | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

Last year, House Republican leaders tapped an up-and-coming Florida lawmaker, Representative Vern Buchanan, to lead the party’s fund-raising for can...

Shakeup Stirs Waters Case

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — All five Republicans on the House ethics committee and the panel's ranking Democrat withdrew from a long-standing investigation of ...

GOP Rep Faces Scrutiny

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A new ethics investigation of the House Financial Services Committee chairman's investment activities during the events leading up ...

House GOP Chair Received Discounted Loan

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House Republican campaign chairman, Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas, has been notified that he received a discounted mortgage from ...

Ethics Panel Reviewing Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Dem Rep

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee said Wednesday it needs more time to consider sexual harassment allegations against Rep. Alcee Hastings,...

House Panel Extends Jesse Jackson Jr. Investigation

AP | By HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 12.02.2011 | Chicago

-- The House Ethics Committee announced Friday it will continue its investigation into allegations Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. or someone acting on his be...

Dem Rep Accuses Ethics Committee Of Singling Her Out For Race

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Rep. Laura Richardson charged Friday the House Ethics Committee has singled her out for scrutiny because she's African-American. R...

House Ethics Committee Resumes Jackson Jr. Investigation

AP | By LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 12.19.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- The House Ethics Committee said Tuesday it would move ahead with an investigation of whether Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. tried to buy Barack ...

Tea Party Favorite Could Face Ethics Probe Over Child Support Debt

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago

Over the weekend, freshman Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) vowed to "privately and legally" fight claims by his ex-wife that he owes more tha...

Michael McAuliff

Rep. Gregory Meeks Investigated Over $40,000 'Gift' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York members of the House are keeping the ethics committee awfully busy these days, with yet another member of the delegation being ...

House Ethics Panel Picks Outside Counsel To Probe Waters, Itself

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee named an outside counsel Wednesday to investigate its own partisanship, as well as allegations against R...

Rep. Maxine Waters Wants Ethics Case Dismissed

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 09.18.2011 | Los Angeles

WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters on Tuesday sought dismissal of House Ethics Committee allegations that she tried to obtain a federal ...

Ethics Committee Staff Reportedly Communicated In Secret With Republicans, Tainted Probes Into Democrats

Politico | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

The former staff director of the House Ethics Committee accused two top committee lawyers last year of secretly communicating with Republicans on the ...

Two Congress Members Under House Ethics Investigation

Politico | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

The Office of Congressional Ethics, the independent watchdog unit, has referred cases involving Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) and Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) ...

Pelosi Declines To Call For Weiner's Resignation

AP | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Amid increasing calls for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says the decision should be up to the...

Congress' Ludicrously Lax Employment Negotiation Rules

Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Blumenthal

A lawmaker may elect to disclose their employment negotiations after they have already negotiated, left Congress, and received a paycheck! Why even have these rules to begin with?

Rangel and the Ghosts of Censure

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

Rangel is among an uncomfortably long list of Black lawmakers being probed by the House Ethics Committee, and many wonder out loud about the motivations.

What of Ethics Office, Mr. Boehner?

Melanie Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melanie Sloan

Boehner's threat to shut down the Office of Congressional Ethics does not inspire confidence that Republicans will take ethics more seriously this time around.