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  • House ethics panel votes to extend Buchanan inquiry

    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.

  • ** FILE ** The U.S. Capitol (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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  • "It defies common sense that we are giving away millions of free cell phones at the same time the Federal Aviation Administration imposes cutbacks that are delaying flights across the nation," said Rep. Vern Buchanan, the latest of congressional members to sponsor a bill to end the program, Sunshine State News reported.

    Bill to quit 'Obama-phone' giveaway gathers steam →

  • "The federal government is not an unlimited plan," he said, in Sunshine State News. "[This bill] is a step in the right direction to show the American people that Congress is serious about rooting out the waste, fraud and abuse in the federal government. It's time to disconnect this boondoggle."

    Bill to quit 'Obama-phone' giveaway gathers steam →

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