Office Of Congressional Ethics

Latest Office Of Congressional Ethics Items
  • Inside the Beltway

    OK. Never fear, there is a nativity scene in the White House. Located in the East Room, it's the same one that has been there since 1967, says Semonti Stephens, deputy press secretary for first lady Michelle Obama - whose first words during a press preview Wednesday were, "Happy holidays. All right now, it's Christmas."


  • Associated Press
CHALLENGING CHARGES: Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, says she "simply will not be forced to admit to something I did not do."

    Waters faces ethics charge

    The House ethics committee will accuse Rep. Maxine Waters of breaking the chamber's rules after a year-long investigation into allegations she sought the Treasury Department's help for a bank in which her husband was invested, the committee said Monday.


  • ** FILE ** Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, is pictured on Capitol Hill in Washington in October 2009.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

    House ethics panel files charges against Maxine Waters

    The House ethics committee will charge that Rep. Maxine Waters violated the chamber's rules after a yearlong investigation into allegations she tried to aid a bank in which her husband was invested, the committee said Monday.


  • Rep. Peter J. Visclosky, Indiana Democrat, speaks in Merrillville, Ind., in January 2005. A federal grand jury has subpoenaed records of Mr. Visclosky in a criminal probe involving a top lobbying firm that specialized in funneling federal contracts to defense firms. (Associated Press)

    E-mails lay bare firms' pay-to-play links to lawmaker

    Defense contractors who openly discussed a suspected pay-to-play scheme in e-mails released by congressional ethics investigators had ties to a powerful lobbying firm and won millions of dollars in federal earmarks after contributing to the campaign of an Indiana congressman.


  • Ethics office checks lobbying influence

    Acting on a tip, a congressional ethics office wants lobbyists to turn over fundraising information on eight House members, six of them on the Financial Services Committee that worked to overhaul the nation's financial regulations.


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