Eight Members of Congress Investigated by Ethics Panel

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    According to the NY Times, the Office of Congressional Ethics  is investigating eight members of Congress.  The investigation is to determine whether the members “improperly shifted their positions on a bill to overhaul financial regulations in return for campaign contributions.” The five Democrats voted to support the bill, while the five Republicans voted against it.  Included are five Republicans and three Democrats.  

    According to the Times,

    The eight House members, all of whom are on the Financial Services or Ways and Means committees, are John Campbell, Republican of California; Joseph Crowley, Democrat of New York; Jeb Hensarling, Republican of Texas; Chris Lee, Republican of New York, Frank Lucas, Republican of Oklahoma; Earl Pomeroy, Democrat of North Dakota; Tom Price, Republican of Georgia, and Mel Watt, Democrat of North Carolina.