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Topic - Oneunited Bank
The House Ethics Committee officially exonerated Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, in a 3-year-old conflict-of-interest case involving her work on behalf of minority-owned banks despite her husband's financial stake in one of them.
In a dispute that some are calling a modern-day updating of the biblical Parable of the Ungrateful Servant, a minority-owned bank that benefited from federal bailout funds is threatening to foreclose on one of the nation’s oldest black churches.
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.
Rep. Maxine Waters on Thursday said she will not pursue a task force investigation into the disciplining of two House ethics committee attorneys probing allegations she improperly sought federal assistance for a bank in which her husband owned stock.
Rep. Maxine Waters on Tuesday called for a House investigation into the suspension of two ethics committee attorneys who were probing allegations that she improperly sought federal assistance for a bank in which her husband owned stock.
Information that forced postponement of Rep. Maxine Waters' ethics trial raises new questions about an investigative panel's charges that the California Democrat improperly tried to steer federal bailout money to a minority-owned bank where her husband is a stockholder and former director.
California Rep. Maxine Waters strongly condemned a decision by the House ethics committee to put off indefinitely a hearing into charges that she violated congressional rules by intervening on behalf of a minority-owned bank with ties to her family.
California Rep. Maxine Waters Friday strongly condemned a decision by the House Ethics Committee to put off indefinitely a hearing into charges that she violated congressional rules by intervening on behalf of a minority-owned bank with ties to her family.
The House ethics committee split along party lines Tuesday as Republicans demanded pre-election trials for two prominent Democrats, Reps. Charles B. Rangel and Maxine Waters.
Rep. Maxine Waters on Friday defended herself against accusations of ethics misdeeds when she sought the Treasury Department's help for a bank in which her husband was invested, saying that she did nothing wrong.
The House ethics committee on Monday announced three counts of alleged ethics violations against Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, including a charge that she requested federal help for a bank where her husband owned stock and had served on its board.