Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

House Ethics Committee

Nancy Pelosi visit demonstrates Ted Deutch’s growing role in nat’l party

in Peter/Top Headlines by

U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined South Florida Congressman Ted Deutch Thursday or a public event at the Pride Center in Wilton Manors. That appearance was followed by a major Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser at a private home in Fort Lauderdale; at $5,000 a ticket, the event raised $300,000. All the money Deutch raised will go toward the Democratic efforts to win back the House of Representatives. Because of the difficult 2018 Senate map for Democrats, most political experts…

Keep Reading

House ethics panel finds no wrongdoing by Vern Buchanan

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

The House Ethics Committee on Friday ended a four-year probe into Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan of Florida, finding no evidence that the lawmaker violated House rules. The ethics panel said in a report that there is not enough evidence to conclude that Buchanan himself was aware of unlawful payments made by companies affiliated with him to reimburse campaign contributors. Still, the committee cautioned Buchanan to “exercise more diligence over affairs related to his campaign.” Buchanan, in his fifth term representing…

Keep Reading

Patrick Murphy says ethics office report disqualifies Alan Grayson from public service

in 2017/Top Headlines by

Citing numerous allegations by the Office of Congressional Ethics against U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy said Wednesday it should disqualify his Democratic Senate opponent from public service. Speaking about the ethics findings released Tuesday after a nine-month probe into Grayson’s personal business and financial dealings while he’s been in Congress, Murphy said the allegations are “incredibly concerning” and the House Ethics Committee’s continued probe is evidence that Grayson remains in deep trouble. “The committee has voted to continue investigating Congressman Alan Grayson because he…

Keep Reading

Curt Clawson flipped shares in IPO despite U.S. law

in Top Headlines by

A multimillionaire, first-term Florida congressman flipped shares in a solar company the same day he acquired them in an initial public offering, despite a federal law that generally prohibits members of Congress from participating in IPOs. Republican Rep. Curt Clawson, who gave the tea party’s response to the president’s State of the Union address earlier this year, earned less than $700 profit on the sale of less than $15,000 in shares of SolarEdge Technologies Inc. of Fremont, California, according to…

Keep Reading

Jeff Greene asking House Ethics Committee to investigate Kendrick Meek

in Statewide by

From Sun-Sentinel: Democratic Senate candidate Jeff Greene of Palm Beach is labeling his main primary competitor, Kendrick Meek, as corrupt. Greene said there are “serious questions of ethical wrongdoing and corruption that have been raised regarding Congressman Kendrick Meek’s efforts on behalf of a campaign contributor now involved in a criminal trial.” And he’s asking the House Ethics Committee to investigate Meek, who’s a member of the House. In his letter to the ethics committee, Greene reports: “Meek sought millions…

Keep Reading

Go to Top