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  • **FILE** Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington Republican, is seen here Jan. 28, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Ethics panel: No full probe of McMorris Rodgers

    The House Ethics Committee said Monday it will not appoint a special panel to investigate allegations that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the fourth-highest ranking House Republican, improperly combined campaign and official funds in a GOP leadership race and her re-election campaign.

  • House Ethics Committee looking at McMorris Rodgers

    The House Ethics Committee is considering an investigation of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state, the fourth-ranking member of House Republican leadership, committee officials said Thursday.

  • Rep. Tim Ryan, Ohio Democrat (

    House ethics panel dismisses cases against two Dems

    The House Ethics Committee dismissed cases against Democratic Reps. Tim Ryan of Ohio and Gregory Meeks of New York without any disciplinary action.

  • Rep. Michael G. Grimm, N.Y. Republican, himself a former FBI agent, is under investigation by the FBI. The House Ethics Committee is deferring action in the case. (Associated Press)

    Hill ethics panel puts probe of Grimm on hold

    The House Ethics Committee is complying with a Department of Justice request to suspend its case against Rep. Michael G. Grimm while the FBI investigates corruption allegations against the New York Republican, the panel said Monday as it worked to meet end-of-the-year deadlines on a handful of outstanding cases.

  • **FILE** Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat (Associated Press)

    Calif. Rep. Waters cleared on ethics charges

    The House Ethics committee has cleared Rep. Maxine Waters, a Democrat from California, of any wrongdoing in a 3-year-old, conflict-of-interest case involving her work on behalf of minority-owned banks during the height of the economic crisis even though her husband had a financial stake in one of them.

  • Rep. Laura Richardson, who is running for the Senate in California, is seen here in a 2012 photograph provided by her campaign. (Associated Press)

    House reprimands California congresswoman

    The House prolonged its three-year ethics investigation of one California Democrat while officially voting to reprimand and fine another.

  • **FILE** Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, speaks Feb. 8, 2011, during a news conference on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

    Waters' case faces another delay

    The House has prolonged its three-year ethics investigation of Rep. Maxine Waters, a Democrat from California, yet again but is pledging to try to wrap up the case by the end of the year.

  • In this 2012 photograph provided by the candidates campaign, Rep. Laura Richardson poses for a photo. She is running for the Senate in California. (AP Photo)

    Ethics panel finds Richardson guilty, fines her $10K

    The House Ethics Committee has found Rep. Laura Richardson guilty of violating rules that prohibit pressuring her staff to perform campaign work and personal errands and is recommending that the House issue a reprimand and fine her $10,000.

  • Interior Secretary Kenneth L. Salazar may hold discussions about how to proceed with a disputed memorial honoring Dwight D. Eisenhower. (Associated Press)

    Inside Politics: Waters, colleagues demand disclosure in ethics case

    A contingent of 68 House Democrats is demanding more answers from the Ethics Committee about its decisions to move forward with the 2-year-old case against Rep. Maxine Waters and to dismiss the California Democrat's argument that her due process rights were violated.

  • **FILE** Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat (Associated Press)

    Counsel: Ethics case against Rep. Waters will proceed

    An outside counsel hired by the House Ethics Committee to resolve allegations of prosecutorial misconduct in a 2-year-old conflict of interest case against Rep. Maxine Waters has concluded that the California Democrat's due process rights have not been violated and the case against her will proceed.

  • ** FILE ** Rep. Charlie Rangel, New York Democrat (Associated Press)

    Small office has big job as monitor of ethics in the House

    To many Washington outsiders, congressional ethics is an oxymoron or fodder for late-night comedians, but watchdogs and longtime Washington observers point to one hopeful sign — an office they believe is helping members take ethics rules more seriously.

  • **FILE** Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat (Associated Press)

    Six House members recuse themselves from Waters' case

    Six members of the House Ethics Committee including its chairman have recused themselves from any matter involving Rep. Maxine Waters, including an internal investigation looking into whether the panel mishandled a two-year conflict-of-interest case against the California Democrat.

  • House ethics panel votes to extend Buchanan inquiry

    The House Committee on Ethics has voted to extend an inquiry into an unspecified ethics allegation against Rep. Vern Buchanan, Florida Republican, the panel reported Thursday.

  • Bin Hammam loses appeal against ban; moves to CAS

    FIFA rejected Mohamed bin Hammam's appeal on Thursday against a life ban from soccer for allegedly offering bribes during his campaign to unseat Sepp Blatter as president of the sport's governing body.

  • Rep. David Wu faces pressure Monday after Rep. Nancy Pelosi called for an ethics investigation over an 18-year-old woman's claim of an "unwanted sexual encounter" with him. A report stated that a woman accused him in a voice mail left in his Portland office. (Associated Press)

    Wu won't run for re-election

    Rep. David Wu, facing an accusation of an unwanted sexual encounter with an 18-year-old woman and a request for an investigation by the House Ethics Committee, will not seek re-election next year and was pondering whether he would complete his term, a spokesman for the Oregon Democrat said Monday.

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