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            by Andrew Kerr  Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib violated the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 by paying herself a salary from her campaign after securing victory in the 2018 general election, the House Ethics Committee unanimously ruled on Friday. The Ethics committee found that Tlaib violated FECA’s personal use restrictions by paying herself $10,800 from her campaign when she was no longer a congressional candidate in late 2018 and ordered her to repay that amount back to her campaign within one year, the committee said in a report. The committee “determined that the evidence is sufficient to support a determination that a portion of the salary payments that Representative Tlaib received after the 2018 general...
    The House Ethics Committee ordered Republican Arizona Rep. David Schweikert to pay a $50,000 fine Thursday after it found that he had violated 11 House rules on campaign finance and congressional budgets. The fine marks the end to a two-year investigation which found that Schweikert not only violated House rules, but the Code of Ethics for Government Service and federal laws as well, The New York Times reported. The committee cited Schweikert for campaign finance violations, misuse of his congressional allowance, pressuring staff members to act on behalf of his campaign and “lack of candor and due diligence,” according to the committee’s press release. Investigators found that Schweikert’s congressional campaign had accepted over $270,000 from his then-chief of staff, a...
    The House by voice vote Friday reprimanded Rep. David Schweikert after an investigation found a series of campaign finance irregularities. The House Ethics Committee announced Thursday the Arizona Republican admitted to 11 rules violations, and agreed to pay a $50,000 fine, after the panel found he "violated House Rules, the Code of Ethics for Government Service, federal laws and other applicable standards in connection with: campaign finance violations." That includes "misuse of his Members’ Representational Allowance for unofficial purposes; pressuring official staff to perform campaign work; and his lack of candor and due diligence during the investigation." The violations happened between 2010 and 2018. The Ethics committee noted Schweikert, first elected to the House in 2010, used several...
    Rep. David Schweikert was reprimanded by the House Ethics Committee after admitting to 11 ethics and improper spending violations. On Thursday, the committee announced the Arizona Republican was ordered to pay a $50,000 fine after confessing to violating a string of ethics rules, including misuse of office funds. The House is anticipated to vote on his reprimand on Friday. "At the completion of its investigation, the ISC unanimously concluded that there was substantial reason to believe that Representative David Schweikert violated House Rules, the Code of Ethics for Government Service, federal laws and other applicable standards in connection with: campaign finance violations and reporting errors by his authorized campaign committees; the misuse of his Members’ Representational Allowance for unofficial...
    A Texas appeals court allowed a Fort Worth family to keep a 1-year-old child on life support, overturning the ruling of a lower court in a case that has received the attention of conservative groups and elected officials like Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton. Tinslee Lewis has spent her entire life at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, where she was born prematurely with a rare heart defect called Ebstein’s anomaly. She has undergone multiple open-heart surgeries since birth, and her physicians say she’s terminally ill. She is kept heavily sedated, while her body, swollen and partially paralyzed, must be hooked to a ventilator to keep her alive. Tinslee's family has been in a prolonged legal...
    Is there like, a House Republican crime club or what? While Sen. Kelly Loeffler (who has at present taken up residence on the Senate fainting couch, which she has reserved for the remainder of the day) remains conspicuously unindicted for insider trading, and Rep. Jim Jordan continues to be given any and every House Republican role that involves shouting despite myriad accusations against him for covering up sexual assaults, and Wilbur Ross commits casual perjury while remaining unconcerned with the world knowing that yes, he stole money outright from his own business associates and will never see a day in jail from it, along comes another member of the party to foul the ethics punchbowl. It's Rep. Matt Gaetz. Yes, I...
    A Politico investigation found that Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz engaged in spending practices that broke the House of Representatives’ ethics rules on several occasions. The new allegations of wrongdoing come after the House Ethics Office in June dropped an investigation into Gaetz’s district office in Pensacola, Florida, where he was accused of renting his office from a friend, advisor and donor following a separate Politico report. Gaetz transferred tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars, which was discovered after looking through the House’s disbursement report, to the company of a speech writing consultant who had been previously fired from the Trump administration, which may violate House rules, according to Politico’s Wednesday report. (RELATED: House Ethics Panel Investigating Matt Gaetz Over...
    Brad Reed July 22, 2020 4:08PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has been caught breaking House ethics rules by funneling taxpayer money to a private speech-writing consultant who also happens to be a scandal-plagued former aide to President Donald Trump. Politico reports that Gaetz's office improperly sent $28,000 in taxpayer money to a limited liability corporation linked to Darren Beattie, a Trump aide who was ousted in 2018 after it was revealed he spoke at a conference featuring several prominent white nationalists. : Politico notes that "House rules explicitly prohibit spending taxpayer dollars on speech-writing consultants," although Gaetz's office tells the publication that this was the result of a "clerical error" that it is working to correct....
    The House Ethics Committee released a report on Thursday clearing Rep. Lori TrahanLori A. TrahanDemocrats on House Armed Services panel 'dismayed and gravely concerned' with Esper The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Pfizer's Mikael Dolsten says vaccine development timeline being cut in half; House poised to pass 4 billion relief package MA lawmakers press HHS secretary on status of state's protective equipment MORE (D-Mass.) of allegations that her campaign accepted illegal personal loans during her contested primary in 2018, determining there was no wrongdoing. In its report, the panel said it did not find that Trahan had violated House rules when she shifted $300,000 from her husband's to her campaign, as this represented "marital property to which Representative Trahan had a legal...
    WASHINGTON - Ivanka Trump on Wednesday defended tweeting a photo of herself holding up a can of Goya beans to buck up a Hispanic-owned business that she says has been unfairly treated, arguing that she has "every right" to publicly express her support.  Government watchdogs countered that President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser doesn't have the right to violate ethics rules that bar government officials from using their public office to endorse specific products or groups.  A twitter post shows a photo of Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump holding a can of black beans by Goya Foods, with the company's slogan in English and Spanish written above, on July 15, 2020 in this screen grab obtained from social...
    By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump on Wednesday defended tweeting a photo of herself holding up a can of Goya beans to buck up a Hispanic-owned business that she says has been unfairly treated, arguing that she has “every right” to publicly express her support. Government watchdogs countered that President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser doesn't have the right to violate ethics rules that bar government officials from using their public office to endorse specific products or groups. These groups contend Ivanka Trump's action also highlights broader concerns about how the president and those around him often blur the line between politics and governing. The White House would be responsible for disciplining Ivanka Trump for...
    By DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump on Wednesday defended tweeting a photo of herself holding up a can of Goya beans to buck up a Hispanic-owned business that she says has been unfairly treated, arguing that she has “every right” to publicly express her support. Government watchdogs countered that President Donald Trump’s daughter and senior adviser doesn’t have the right to violate ethics rules that bar government officials from using their public office to endorse specific products or groups. These groups contend Ivanka Trump’s action also highlights broader concerns about how the president and those around him often blur the line between politics and governing. The White House would be responsible for disciplining Ivanka Trump for any ethics...
    After tweeting a photo of herself with a can of Goya beans, White House adviser and first daughter Ivanka Trump has been the latest subject of scorn by critics of the Trump administration. Trump, who tweeted the selfie on Tuesday night, added "if it's Goya, it has to be good" in both English and Spanish. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the anti-Trump Republican led Lincoln Project, and the Democratic Coalition were among those who hit back at Trump after the photo. Si es Trump, tiene que ser corrupto
    A Democrat running for the U.S. Senate was found to have violated a ban on accepting personal gifts while in office, a state ethics committee ruled. The Washington Free Beacon reported that former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper (D), who also ran a failed bid for president in 2019 and is currently running for the U.S. Senate, was in violation of the ban for accepting a flight on a campaign donor’s private jet and using a Maserati limousine while attending a conference in Italy. Hickenlooper also accepted three flights on friends’ private jets, though the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission didn’t find those violated the state’s ban on receiving gifts, The Colorado Sun reported. The commission determined those particular flights fell under...