Members of the House Ethics Committee have voted unanimously to spend up to $500,000 extending the contract of a special counsel examining alleged wrongdoing by California Rep. Maxine Waters, according to a committee statement released Thursday.
It was a rare show of bipartisanship -- President Barack Obama, flanked by Democrats and Republicans in April, signing into law a bill that would ban insider trading on Capitol Hill. The measure, known as the STOCK Act, had passed the House and Senate at warp speed.
The House Ethics Committee announced Monday that it is launching a formal investigation of Nevada Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley, a seven-term House member who is running for a U.S. Senate seat.
Members of the House Ethics Committee escalated their increasingly public spat with Rep. Maxine Waters on Friday, flatly refusing a request from the congresswoman and dozens of other House Democrats to release a special counsel's findings relating to an investigation involving the embattled 11-term California Democrat.
A group of 69 congressional Democrats called on the House Ethics Committee on Thursday to immediately release a special counsel's report dismissing claims that Rep. Maxine Waters' rights were violated during the panel's continuing inquiry into alleged misconduct on the part of the 11-term California congresswoman.
The House committee tasked with investigating ethics allegations against California Rep. Maxine Waters has concluded that the congresswoman's right to due process was never violated during the panel's lengthy -- and still incomplete -- inquiry.
Veteran congressman Rep. Charles Rangel and his campaign have agreed to pay a $23,000 civil penalty in a settlement over the use of a rent-stabilized apartment as his campaign headquarters, according to Federal Election Commission documents.
The House Ethics Committee announced Friday that it is continuing to investigate whether Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. or an "emissary" engaged in fund-raising efforts for then-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in exchange for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama.
The House ethics committee announced Wednesday it has hired a prominent Washington attorney to review and help complete its investigation of Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California.
A California congresswoman under investigation by the House ethics committee ripped into that committee Wednesday, demanding to know why it secretly put two investigators working on her case on administrative leave on the same day it announced a postponement of a hearing.
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, called on the House ethics committee Monday to either schedule her trial before Congress completes this year's lame duck session or explain why it won't go forward.
The House ethics committee voted 9-1 on Thursday to recommend censure for Rep. Charles Rangel, D-New York, in response to multiple rules violations committed by the 20-term congressman.
The House ethics committee's chief counsel recommends Charlie Rangel be censured by the full House of Representatives.
A House ethics subcommittee found longtime Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel guilty Tuesday on multiple violations of House rules.
The notion that U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel's career could end in defeat or expulsion was once unthinkable.
The House ethics committee will hold trial-like hearings on allegations against two Democratic members -- Rep. Charles Rangel of New York and Rep. Maxine Waters of California -- after the November 2 congressional elections in which both are running, the panel's chairwoman announced Thursday.
U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-New York, under fire for alleged financial wrongdoing and harming the credibility of Congress, renewed his demand Thursday for a hearing before the House ethics committee.
Embattled congressman Charlie Rangel defends against allegations for corruption for the third time this week.
Embattled lawmaker Charlie Rangel, who is embroiled in an ethics investigation, celebrates his 80th birthday Wednesday -- but the event may lack much of its promised luster.
Rep. Charlie Rangel asks the House Ethics Committee to expedite his hearing in regards to alleged ethics violations.
Veteran Rep. Charlie Rangel apologized on the House floor Tuesday for causing any embarrassment by violating chamber rules, but he insisted he is not corrupt and refused to resign.
California Rep. Maxine Waters is pressing the House ethics panel to set her trial date before the midterm elections in November.
Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California has chosen to face a House ethics trial rather than accept a finding of wrongdoing by the House ethics committee, according to a source familiar with the process.
CNN's Don Lemon talks to the Rev. Al Sharpton about the investigations into Reps. Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters.
House ethics committee investigators have recommended that Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York be reprimanded, according to one of those investigators, Rep. Gene Green, D-Texas.
The House ethics committee on Thursday accused veteran Rep. Charles Rangel of 13 violations of House rules involving alleged financial wrongdoing and harming the credibility of Congress.
Longtime Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York will be the subject of the House ethics committee's first corruption trial in almost a decade unless his attorneys reach an agreement to settle his charges.
Veteran Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York confirmed Tuesday that his lawyers are discussing a possible settlement with lawyers for the House ethics committee that would avoid a public hearing this week on ethics allegations against him.
The New York congressman expressed relief as an investigation over alleged ethics violations concludes.
The House Ethics Committee will hold a formal hearing on alleged violations by Rep. Charles Rangel, the New York Democrat forced to step aside as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee earlier this year over ethics questions.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer discusses possible charges the House Ethics Committee is investigating against Rep. Charles Rangel.
Republicans continue to push for an in-depth investigation into former Democratic Rep. Eric Massa's alleged sexual harassment scandal -- questioning when Democratic leaders knew, and whether they failed to act.
CNN's Joe Johns reports on Eric Massa, the former congressman whose sudden exit from office has people talking.
Rep. Sander Levin, D-Michigan, has been named acting chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, a committee spokesman said Thursday.
Rep. Charles Rangel says he will temporarily step down as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Rep. Charlie Rangel temporarily stepped down as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday, a decision forced by a growing storm of ethics controversies threatening the longtime congressman.
The House ethics committee on Thursday announced separate investigations into whether Rep. Laura Richardson and Rep. Maxine Waters, both Democrats from California, violated rules of conduct.
Brianna Keilar reports on a GOP resolution to remove Rep. Charles Rangel as Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.
The House Ethics Committee announced Thursday it is looking into allegations of possible misconduct by members of Congress regarding The PMA Group, a now-defunct lobbying firm.
Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. said Wednesday he is cooperating with a preliminary congressional ethics investigation into whether he was involved in possibly improper efforts to secure President Obama's vacant Senate seat.
Florida Democratic Rep. Tim Mahoney called on the House ethics committee to investigate his own behavior after ABC News reported that he paid a former staffer who was also his mistress $121,000 to avoid a sexual harassment lawsuit.
CNN's Kitty Pilgrim reports on a scandal-plagued Florida Congressional district.
The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee is under fire over a series of recent disclosures that have some calling for him to resign
The House voted Tuesday to create an outside ethics office with the authority to investigate perceived ethical misconduct by its members.
The inspector-general of the House of Representatives will investigate recent allegations of sexual misconduct among congressional pages, the Democratic and Republican leaders of the chamber announced Wednesday.
The House ethics committee said Friday that Republican leaders were negligent by not protecting teenage pages from possible improper advances from Rep. Mark Foley but broke no rules in handling the allegations.
Half of all Americans believe most members of Congress are corrupt -- a figure that has risen 12 points since the start of the year -- and more than a third think their own representative is crooked, according to a new poll released Thursday by CNN.
Ex-congressional aide Kirk Fordham emerged from a House ethics committee hearing Thursday after more than four hours of sworn testimony in the scandal surrounding former Rep. Mark Foley's inappropriate contacts with teenage pages.
Denying a report that he confronted then-Rep. Mark Foley about his exchanges with teenage congressional pages, Rep. Jim Kolbe said Tuesday he knew of e-mails that made a page "uncomfortable" and passed them on to Foley's office and the House clerk.
Well, it's October, so -- surprise! The most politically explosive writing to hit Washington last week wasn't what's in Bob Woodward's pages. It was those alleged e-mails between Mark Foley and at least a couple of congressional pages and what the House Republican leadership did or didn't do back last fall.
The events leading up to former Rep. Mark Foley's resignation from his Florida Republican post began about a year ago.
Two former staff members of U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Michigan, say the longtime Detroit congressman made them baby-sit his children, run errands and work on political campaigns while they were on his congressional payroll.
Indictments, investigations, a resignation -- and now a top lobbyist has struck a deal to tell his presumably sordid tale to prosecutors. It's enough to rattle the handcuffs of even a convicted official.
Two Republican members of the House ethics committee recused themselves Wednesday from any investigation of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, saying their presence on the panel could pose a potential conflict of interest because they both contributed to DeLay's legal defense fund.
This week a beleaguered minority enjoyed a rare victory in American politics -- rare enough to make it the political Play of the Week.
The White House stands "strongly" behind Tom DeLay amid ethical questions over the House majority leader's fund- raising and overseas trips, deputy chief of staff Karl Rove said Monday.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert said Thursday that he fully supports his embattled Majority Leader Tom DeLay and will do so until it's proven he violated the chamber's rules by accepting trips from lobbyists.
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay defended his family Wednesday, saying newspaper articles about his wife and daughter and about his trip to Russia were "seedy" efforts by the "liberal media" to humiliate him.
Tom DeLay, who has wielded political power with uncommon efficiency, looks into the mirror and sees a victim of politics.
The G.O.P. leader's troubles mount, with new questions about his dealings with the former aide who helped build his political machine.
A Democratic congressman Saturday slammed the Republican-led Congress, saying it is "time for new leadership" and urged voters to elect Democrats to the House and Senate.
The senior leadership of House Democrats, citing three rebukes of Rep. Tom DeLay by the House ethics committee in a week, called Thursday for him to be ousted as majority leader.
For the second time in two weeks, the House Ethics Committee has issued admonishments to Majority Leader Tom DeLay over his conduct, warning the Texas Republican to "temper" his future actions to comply with House rules and standards of conduct.
Relations between Republicans and Democrats in Congress have rarely been worse.
George Bush and his G.O.P. allies in Congress thought the Medicare prescription-drug benefit they enacted last December would take a key issue away from the Democrats and entice millions of seniors to vote Republican this November.
The House Ethics Committee on Wednesday stepped up its investigation into since-retracted allegations by a Republican congressman that he was offered a bribe in return for his vote on last year's sweeping Medicare prescription drug bill.
The House Ethics Committee announced Wednesday it started an investigation almost two months ago into allegations Rep. Nick Smith was offered a bribe to vote for the Medicare prescription drug bill.
Rep. W. J. "Billy" Tauzin, R-Louisiana, announced Tuesday he will resign his chairmanship of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee and will not seek re-election to Congress, a move that comes as he considers a high-paying job lobbying for the pharmaceutical industry.
The House Ethics Committee chairman said Wednesday he has "little to go on" in investigating a Republican congressman's since-retracted claim that he was offered a bribe in exchange for his vote on the Medicare reform bill late last year.
We keyboard this item not knowing the procedures to be adopted by the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct when it gets around to bad, bad Jim Wright. In particular, we do not know if t...