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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-12 04:40 AM
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2 congressmen caught up in ethics probes
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2 congressmen caught up in ethics probes

Published: Dec. 15, 2012 at 8:17 PM

CHICAGO, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- <snip>

The allegations against Schock, the youngest member of Congress when he was first elected in 2008, involve a $25,000 donation to his Super PAC from a political action committee controlled by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., the Chicago Tribune reported. The Federal Election Commission is investigating whether Schock violated rules barring elected officials from soliciting more than $5,000 for Super PACs, and the ethics panel would not say if its investigation goes beyond that issue.

Owens is under scrutiny for a trip he took to Taiwan in 2011, Politico reported. The trip was allegedly paid for by lobbyists for the Chinese Culture University of Taiwan.

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Owens told Politico he and his wife traveled to Taiwan seeking investment for his district, which includes parts of the Syracuse area and a wide swath of northern New York.

"I hold myself and my office to the highest of ethical standards," he said. "Which is why, in abundance of caution, I have already personally reimbursed the sponsor of the trip for the cost."

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/12/15/2-congressmen...

It seems our laws may be the issue, not the conduct of these two.

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