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The House Ethics Committee dismissed cases against Democratic Reps. Tim Ryan of Ohio and Gregory Meeks of New York without any disciplinary action.
The University of Alabama's board of trustees voted Thursday to appoint the first permanent female president in the school's 181-year history.
The House prolonged its three-year ethics investigation of one California Democrat while officially voting to reprimand and fine another.
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.
The House Ethics Committee has voted unanimously to empanel an investigative subcommittee to look into allegations that Rep. Shelley Berkley, Nevada Democrat, used her congressional position to help her husband's business interests.
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.
First lady Michelle Obama is challenging assertions she's forcefully imposed her will on White House aides, saying she's tired of people portraying her as "some kind of angry black woman."
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.
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The House Ethics Committee has hired outside counsel to review claims by Rep. Maxine Waters that the panel mishandled an investigation into allegations that she improperly tried to obtain a federal bailout for a minority-owned bank where her husband was a stockholder.
Rep. Maxine Waters on Tuesday sought dismissal of House Ethics Committee allegations that she tried to obtain a federal bailout for a bank where her husband is an investor. Her attorney said misconduct and partisanship in the committee made a fair ethics proceeding impossible.
A coalition of reform groups wants the House Committee on Ethics to resume its work on the long-pending investigation of Rep. Maxine Waters and provide a public accounting of the status of the case against the California Democrat.
Veteran Rep. Charles Rangel, the raspy-voiced, backslapping former chairman of one of Congress' most powerful committees, was censured by his House colleagues for financial misconduct Thursday in a solemn moment of humiliation in the sunset of his career.
The chief counsel for the House Ethics Committee Thursday recommended that New York Democratic Rep. Charles B. Rangel be censured after the panel concluded he was guilty of 11 violations of House rules regarding financial reporting, use of official resources and fund-raising.
The House ethics committee's chief counsel recommended Thursday that Rep. Charles Rangel be censured in connection with the panel's finding that he engaged in improper financial and fundraising conduct.
"Unless he could provide some documentary evidence indicating that the payment to Representative Meeks was not a loan — which his attorney has stated he cannot do—it would be unreasonable for the Committee to conclude, on the basis of his testimony alone, that Representative Meeks had been untruthful to the Committee in his sworn statement that such a document had accompanied the loan," said Mr. Bonner and Ms. Sanchez.
"She did a disservice to the hardworking taxpayers of this country," said Rep. Jo Bonner, chairman of the House Ethics Committee.