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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - House Committee On Standards Of Official Conduct
An Idaho lawmaker apologized Monday to colleagues in the House and asked them to convene an ethics committee to examine her vote against legislation that would have hurt her financially.
Bills aimed at limiting and clarifying how South Carolina's officeholders can spend campaign donations advanced Thursday in the House, as the Senate approved an ethics bill requiring candidates and incumbents to disclose where they get their money.
The House Ethics Committee will consider an investigation of Republican congressman Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma.
For the first time in almost a century, members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives expelled one of their own Thursday, casting out Rep. Carlos Henriquez following his conviction in a domestic violence case.
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.
The state House Ethics Committee recommended Tuesday that jailed Rep. Carlos Henriquez, who was convicted of assaulting a former girlfriend, be expelled.
Veteran Rep. Robert E. Andrews, New Jersey Democrat, announced Tuesday that he will be stepping down to join a private law firm in Philadelphia, denying that a pending investigation into his campaign finances played a role in his decision to leave office.
U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews announced Tuesday that he is resigning from Congress after more than 23 years, a decision that could short-circuit a House Ethics Committee inquiry into whether the New Jersey Democrat used campaign donations for personal purposes.
The House Ethics Committee is ending an investigation of former Rep. Trey Radel because the Florida Republican resigned from Congress after pleading guilty to cocaine-possession charges.
The Republican congressman from Florida resigned earlier this week in the wake of trying to purchase cocaine in a sting operation in Washington, D.C., in October.