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  • Texas state Rep. Barbara Mallory Caraway posts flyers for her campaign for the 30th Congressional District race on May 1. The Dallas Democrat is challenging Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, who has served in Congress since 1993. (Associated Press)

    New generation challenging old guard blacks in Congress

    For two decades, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson has been an outspoken voice for Democrats in her signature bright blazer and multicolored scarf.

  • Illustration by Alex Hunter for The Washington Times

    WANG: Another House ethics problem

    The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has not had a good run of luck before the House ethics committee lately. Two of its senior members face trials before the panel. Rep. Charles B. Rangel, New York Democrat, is accused of cheating on his taxes, abusing New York rent-control laws and improperly using congressional stationery. Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, is alleged to have steered bailout money to a bank in which her husband had a sizable financial interest. Now come Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, Texas Democrat, and Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr., Georgia Democrat, who have admitted to improperly doling out Congressional Black Caucus Foundation scholarship funds to their relatives and a staffer's children.

  • Associated Press
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, Texas Democrat, says her violations of scholarship rules were unintentional.

    MORRISSEY: Congressional Black Caucus nepotism

    Credit the Dallas Morning News for its determination to get to the bottom of the scandal surrounding Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, Texas Democrat, and the nepotism of her Congressional Black Caucus scholarship awards. After the Morning News exposed the fact that Mrs. Johnson had broken the rules set out by the caucus barring relatives from receiving scholarships, Mrs. Johnson attempted to parry that charge by claiming she had nothing to do with selecting the recipients and had left that to aides.

  • Texas congresswoman admits she violated rules

    A Texas congresswoman admitted that she wrongly steered thousands of dollars in college scholarships from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to her own relatives and the children of a staff member but said she did so unintentionally.

  • Associated Press
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, Texas Democrat, says her violations of scholarship rules were unintentional.

    Scholarship favoritism scrutinized

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation will investigate its scholarship program following the admission by a House member that she wrongly steered scholarships to her relatives and the children of a staff member, the longtime attorney for the tax-exempt group said Tuesday.

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