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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
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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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-12 01:33 PM
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1. These seem sort of tame
in light of the wholesale systemic corruption that has become business as usual.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-12 01:45 PM
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2. That's how I felt. If what they did was against the law, lock 'em up, by all means.
But, if they haven't broken any law, this seems like just another waste of time.

And with only--what was it, 118 days?--on the year's calendar, Congress can hardly afford to waste time.









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