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President wants everyone but himself to pay more
Topic - House Committee On Standards Of Official Conduct
The chairman of the House Ethics Committee sounded retreat Thursday, saying the panel will rescind a controversial change to disclosure requirements for lawmakers who are given free trips, a change that had been harshly criticized by watchdog groups.
Watchdogs will have to sniff harder for information on lawmakers' lavish, lobbyist-paid travel to exotic destinations, thanks to the House Ethics Committee's recent change to Congressional disclosure laws.
When Rep. Vance McAllister publicly admitted that money runs politics, the Louisiana Republican probably didn't bank on that information leading to a criminal investigation. Now, a federal watchdog is calling for just that.
The House Ethics Committee has put its investigation of indicted Rep. Michael Grimm on hold so the Justice Department can proceed with its own probe of the lawmaker, the committee said Friday.
The House Ethics Committee on Thursday ordered Rep. Harold Mitchell to pay a $16,100 fine and reimburse his campaign account nearly $7,400 for improper expenses.
Who has the power to choose which cases to prosecute in South Carolina, if not the state's attorney general?
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that the House's new investigative committee looking into the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attacks must be equally divided between Democrats and Republicans — an aggressive demand that could dent the investigation before it even gets rolling.
An ethics panel cleared House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner of wrongdoing Wednesday for fighting a measure that would have cost him millions of dollars in profits, but it urged lawmakers to strengthen the disclosure rules for public officials.
House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner skipped a House ethics review Wednesday but claimed in filings submitted to the panel that he did nothing wrong when he fought legislation that would have cost him millions of dollars in profits.
When a legislative ethics panel meets this week to review the case of House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner, members could have trouble finding clear-cut answers, in large part because of the Indiana General Assembly's status as a "citizen legislature."