Articles Tagged 'House ethics committee'
Hopefuls eye shot at House seat after Jesse Jackson Jr. announces resignation
By Sara Burnett-Associated Press, The Washington Times
CHICAGO â€” The jockeying to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. began before the ink was dry on the former congressmanâ€™s resignation letter.
Among those expressing an interest: Chicago aldermen, a former NFL linebacker and a defense attorney who represented R&B singer R. Kelly and former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
But as the field of would-be… READ MORE
Maxine Waters Did Not Violate House Rules, Ethics Investigation Finds
The House Ethics committee announced today that Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., did not violate House rules after a three-year investigation examining her officeâ€™s… READ MORE
Vern Buchanan Cleared of Ethics ChargeByÂ Jeremy Wallace, Herald-Tribune
U.S. Rep.Â Vern BuchananÂ will face no penalties from his colleagues in Congress for failing to accurately disclose more than a dozen positions with companies and organizations for the past four years.
The House Ethics CommitteeÂ released a seven-page report on TuesdayÂ saying Buchanan failed to report all the posts he held and all income earned … READ MORE
Ethics committee says case against Maxine Waters to move forward
By Jordy Yager – The Hill
The House Ethics Committee announced on Wednesday that Rep. Maxine Watersâ€™s (D-Calif.) rights were not violated in its investigation… READ MORE
Maxine Waters backs off call for probe
By Chuck Neubauer-The Washington Times
Rep. Maxine Waters on Thursday said she will not pursue a task force investigation into the disciplining of two House ethics committee attorneys probing allegations she improperly sought federal assistance for a bank in which her husband owned stock.
Initially brought as a “privilege resolution” to the House floor on Tuesday by the California Democrat,… READ MORE
Ethics panel splits on Rangel, Waters
By Larry Margasak-Associated Press
The House ethics committee split along party lines Tuesday as Republicans demanded pre-election trials for two prominent Democrats, Charles B. Rangel and Maxine Waters.
The rift is important politically because proceedings in October could generate negative headlines for Democrats. Trials after the election would likely keep the Democrats’ ethics record in the background in midterm campaigns … READ MORE