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Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor speaks during a Capitol ceremony earlier this summer. Cantor lost his GOP primary in June to political newcomer David Brat.
September 3, 2014 Despite a 2007 ethics law, House members can still negotiate for a post-Congress job without ever publicly disclosing it.
The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree is lit against the early morning sky on Dec. 4.
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December 9, 2013 With stern and often complex limits on accepting gifts, the House Ethics Committee sends out a guidance memo each holiday season. This year's version has seven pages of Capitol Hill holiday gift rules — and one page of advice in the form of a poem.
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and her husband Sidney Williams at the Capitol Hill hearing today where it was announced that she's been cleared.
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September 21, 2012 The panel concluded that Waters thought she was speaking to regulators about financial help for many minority banks, not just one in which her husband owned stock.
A screen grab from C-SPAN's coverage of Rep. Charles Rangel's (D-N.Y.) appearance in the House of Representatives during consideration this afternoon on the censure resolution.
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December 2, 2010 By a vote of 333-79, Charles Rangel (D-NY) became the first member of the House since 1983 to be censured by his peers -- the most severe reprimand short of expulsion. It was a humiliating outcome for a once-powerful, long-serving member.
December 2, 2010 The House, having debated whether to censure Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) for an hour, voted down a substitute offered by Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) that would have instead reprimanded the 20-term Democrat.
November 19, 2010 The ethics trial of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), originally scheduled for Nov. 29, has been postponed. The House ethics committee announced its decision a day after it called for Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) to be censured.
November 18, 2010 The House ethics committee has agreed with the recommendation of its chief counsel that Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) be censured for violating House rules.
November 18, 2010 Blake Chisam, the chief counsel for the House ethics committee who has been prosecuting the ethics case against Rep. Charles Rangel is recommending a censure against the Harlem Democrat.
November 16, 2010 Rep. Charles Rangel has been found guilty of 11 counts of violating House rules, mostly regarding his personal finances. Now the ethics committee will have to decide what punishment the 80 year old lawmaker receives.
November 16, 2010 The decision by Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) to walk out of his ethics trial -- citing lack of legal representation -- has been pretty much condemned by most editorial boards.
November 15, 2010 Rep. Charles Rangel, the New York Democrat facing sanctions over an assortment of ethics charges, can receive a penalty that calls for anything between no more than a rebuke or a reprimand to expulsion.
November 15, 2010 The ethics trial of Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), who is accused of 13 violations of House rules, took a strange turn when the 80 year old lawmaker said he could not participate without legal counsel; he parted ways with his lawyers last month.
September 28, 2010 The five Republicans on the House ethics committee have gone public with their frustration over chairman Zoe Lofren's failure to call for a public trial regarding two Democrats in ethics difficulties: Charles Rangel and Maxine Waters.
August 2, 2010 Rep. Maxine Waters Faces Ethics Charges
July 29, 2010 The last thing the Democrats want as they head into the fall elections is for the GOP to be able to use the "culture of corruption" charge, which brought the Dems to power in 2006, against them. And so they wish the Rangel case would go away.
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