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Topic - Sidney Williams
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.
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.
A lobbyist known as one of California's most successful power brokers while serving as a legislative leader in that state paid Rep. Maxine Waters' husband $15,000 in consulting fees at a time she was co-sponsoring legislation that would help save the real-estate finance business of one of the lobbyist's best-paying clients, records show.
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.
Some, like Sidney Williams, say they enjoy waving to tourists and selling homemade treats such as pralines, a popular New Orleans candy, as the buses wend through the neighborhood.
She warned that if the information regarding the placement of the two attorneys on leave is not made public, the country would continue to see press reports and commentators across the political spectrum publicly criticizing the ethics process.