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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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2010 California ballot isn't just a list of traditional ballot initiatives and propositions - at times it's a toe-to-toe slugfest between the state Legislature and anyone standing in its way.
A House panel cleared the way yesterday for contempt proceedings against former White House counsel Harriet Miers after she obeyed President Bush and skipped a hearing on the firings of federal prosecutors.
Mr. Bonner and Mrs. Sanchez said the committee has until Feb. 6 to announce its next step in the matter and noted that “the mere fact of a referral or an extension,” which is mandated by House rules, does not indicate that any violation has occurred or “reflect any judgment on behalf of the committee.”
Rep. Jo Bonner, Alabama Republican, who chairs the committee, as well as its ranking member, Rep. Linda T. Sanchez, California Democrat, announced the extension in a statement issued Thursday.