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    Senator Jon Ossoff is leading by example and fulfilling a key campaign promise, completing the move of his stock portfolio into a blind trust — following in the footsteps of former Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) by going above and beyond Senate ethics rules. Last year, at the peak of...
    President Joe Biden's brother James Biden has abandoned a new clean-energy investment firm he launched in the United Kingdom after a White House ethics review and new rules aimed at banning conflicts of interest. James Biden, and his wife Sarah Biden, had started a limited liability partnership called 2BT, Financial Times reported, which planned to invest in firms transitioning away from...
    Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), a non-partisan ethics watchdog, filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics, requesting an immediate investigation into Democrat Rep. Marie Newman (IL) for allegedly violating federal law and ethics rules. Kendra Arnold, the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust executive director, wrote in her letter attached to the complaint, FACT is requesting an investigation. This...
    More On: unions Team Biden controls the narrative and other commentary Amazon worker in Alabama claims conditions tougher since union vote White House waives ethics rules to hire former union leaders Three New Jersey daily newspapers, including Bergen Record, unionize Packing his administration with Big Labor operatives matters more to President Joe Biden than his own much-ballyhooed ethics rules,...
    The most senior Republican in the House was facing fresh questions about his living accommodation on Tuesday night, as it appeared he had likely either violated a House ethics rule, or broken Washington DC housing regulations. Kevin McCarthy on Sunday insisted he had done nothing wrong in renting a room from GOP pollster Frank Luntz, who Tucker Carlson has repeatedly branded...
    Meanwhile, the House minority leader is trying to remove Liz Cheney from her leadership role for not lying enough. A watchdog group has filed an ethics complaint against House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, accusing him of lying about a luxury apartment he rented from a top Republican pollster. This comes as...
    President Joe Biden's administration has staffed former labor union officials in senior positions after relaxing rules preventing them from communicating with the large unions they used to work for, it has been revealed.  The Biden administration granted waivers to two former union officials in February and March and has argued that the waivers were necessary and 'in the public interest'...
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    The Biden administration has come under scrutiny from Republicans on Capitol Hill following its decision to circumvent federal ethics rules and staff former union officials in senior posts. Beginning as early as March, the White House waived certain rules for former labor union personnel slotted to fill Biden’s transition teams and government vacancies, who would have otherwise been prevented from communicating...
    The Biden administration has been requesting that union bosses, after being appointed to top administration positions, be excluded from ethics rules that bar them from being lobbied by their former union. Biden has relied heavily on labor union personnel to fill vacancies within his administration, which in turn helps drive policy in their favor, according to the report. Biden gave...
    President Joe Biden is exempting several top administration officials from ethics rules that would restrict their work with labor unions that previously employed them. The White House waived ethics rules in an April 29 memo for Celeste Drake, who Biden appointed to lead the new Made in America Office. She previously worked at the AFL-CIO and Directors Guild of America,...
    WASHINGTON - The State Department's internal watchdog has concluded that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife violated federal ethics rules by asking staffers to run personal errands and perform non-official work such as making restaurant reservations, shopping and caring for their dog. In a report released on Friday, the department's inspector general concluded that those requests...
    Washington (CNN)The State Department's independent watchdog found that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan Pompeo violated federal ethics rules by making over 100 personal, non-work related requests to department employees -- from ordering gifts to booking salon appointments and taking care of the family dog. The Department's Office of Inspector General "found that both Secretary and...
    Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife, Susan, violated federal ethics rules by allegedly using public resources to request employees to carry out personal tasks for them, according to an inspector general report. POMPEO AND O'BRIEN CALL FOR US BOYCOTT OF 'GENOCIDE OLYMPICS' IN CHINA The April report by the State Department's internal watchdog noted that the Pompeos...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department’s internal watchdog has concluded that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife violated federal ethics rules by asking staffers to run personal errands and perform non-official work such as making restaurant reservations, shopping and caring for their dog. In a report released on Friday, the department’s inspector general concluded that those requests...
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    Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton criticized Democratic senators who have reversed their positions on the Senate filibuster for engaging in “highly situational ethics” during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday.” With a narrow 50-50 majority, Democrats like Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, who once supported the filibuster, are now seeking to remove or modify it in order to be able to...
    By MORGAN LEE, Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic House Speaker Brian Egolf says he wants to add new provisions to legislative ethics rules that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender and sexual identity. Egolf, who is confronting a conflict-of-interest complaint before the State Ethics Commission, told news media on Thursday that he...
    (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden plans to impose a slew of new ethics restrictions on his incoming administration, a source familiar with the plan tells CNN, including barring his appointees from accepting "golden parachute" bonuses from their former employers when they join the government.The new ethics rules are also expected to attempt to slow the revolving door between the government and the...
    Reuters January 4, 2021 0 Comments U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday unveiled a package of ethics and legislative reforms for the new Congress set to convene Sunday, including barring former lawmakers convicted of federal crimes from the House floor. Democrats are set to hold a narrower 222-211 in the 435-member House during the 117th Congress, with one...
    By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday unveiled a package of ethics and legislative reforms for the new Congress set to convene Sunday, including barring former lawmakers convicted of federal crimes from the House floor. Democrats are set to hold a narrower 222-211 in the 435-member House during the 117th Congress, with one vacancy...
    By Jan Wolfe | Reuters In the weeks since U.S. President Donald Trump lost the election, his lead lawyer Rudy Giuliani has repeatedly made baseless claims of widespread voter fraud and the campaign brought a flurry of lawsuits challenging the results, many of which were dismissed. Representative Bill Pascrell, a Democrat, on Friday called for Giuliani and other members of...
    By Jan Wolfe (Reuters) - In the weeks since U.S. President Donald Trump lost the election, his lead lawyer Rudy Giuliani has repeatedly made baseless claims of widespread voter fraud and the campaign brought a flurry of lawsuits challenging the results, many of which were dismissed. Representative Bill Pascrell, a Democrat, on Friday called for Giuliani and other members of...
    Loading the player... During an appearance on Fox News, Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler asked viewers to financially support her campaign, possibly violating guidelines set by Senate ethics rules and federal law. Read More: GOP governors say they’ll reject Biden mask mandate As a guest on America’s Newsroom hosted by Sandra Smith, Loeffler asked for donations, claiming her Democratic opponent Rev. Raphael...
    Sen. Kelly Loeffler, installed by voter-suppressing Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in 2020 as a U.S. senator after Johnny Isakson resigned due to health reasons, is in one of two Georgia Senate runoffs. Her less-than-a-year record is only remarkable in how quickly she was able to prove to the world that she is a corrupt POS. Her handling of the coronavirus pandemic,...
    A January 2020 memo to all House members from the Ethics Committee may mean that Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) is in trouble for the deep-fake video that he posted online this weekend. Scalise was outed for doctoring a video of ALS healthcare activist Ady Barkan and using computer audio to change the comments Barkan said in a video with Vice President...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee on Friday said Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., broke House rules but not the law when he tweeted a warning last year to President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen. Cohen was preparing explosive testimony before a House panel abut Trump’s conduct when Gaetz tweeted on Feb. 26, 2019, “Hey @MichaelCohen212 – Do your...
            by Andrew Kerr  Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib violated the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 by paying herself a salary from her campaign after securing victory in the 2018 general election, the House Ethics Committee unanimously ruled on Friday. The Ethics committee found that Tlaib violated FECA’s personal use restrictions by paying herself $10,800...
    The House Ethics Committee ordered Republican Arizona Rep. David Schweikert to pay a $50,000 fine Thursday after it found that he had violated 11 House rules on campaign finance and congressional budgets. The fine marks the end to a two-year investigation which found that Schweikert not only violated House rules, but the Code of Ethics for Government Service and federal...
    The House by voice vote Friday reprimanded Rep. David Schweikert after an investigation found a series of campaign finance irregularities. The House Ethics Committee announced Thursday the Arizona Republican admitted to 11 rules violations, and agreed to pay a $50,000 fine, after the panel found he "violated House Rules, the Code of Ethics for Government Service, federal laws and...
    Rep. David Schweikert was reprimanded by the House Ethics Committee after admitting to 11 ethics and improper spending violations. On Thursday, the committee announced the Arizona Republican was ordered to pay a $50,000 fine after confessing to violating a string of ethics rules, including misuse of office funds. The House is anticipated to vote on his reprimand on Friday. ...
    A Texas appeals court allowed a Fort Worth family to keep a 1-year-old child on life support, overturning the ruling of a lower court in a case that has received the attention of conservative groups and elected officials like Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton. Tinslee Lewis has spent her entire life at Cook Children’s Medical Center in...
    Is there like, a House Republican crime club or what? While Sen. Kelly Loeffler (who has at present taken up residence on the Senate fainting couch, which she has reserved for the remainder of the day) remains conspicuously unindicted for insider trading, and Rep. Jim Jordan continues to be given any and every House Republican role that involves shouting despite...
    A Politico investigation found that Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz engaged in spending practices that broke the House of Representatives’ ethics rules on several occasions. The new allegations of wrongdoing come after the House Ethics Office in June dropped an investigation into Gaetz’s district office in Pensacola, Florida, where he was accused of renting his office from a friend, advisor...
    Brad Reed July 22, 2020 4:08PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has been caught breaking House ethics rules by funneling taxpayer money to a private speech-writing consultant who also happens to be a scandal-plagued former aide to President Donald Trump. Politico reports that Gaetz's office improperly sent $28,000 in taxpayer money to a limited liability corporation...
    The House Ethics Committee released a report on Thursday clearing Rep. Lori TrahanLori A. TrahanDemocrats on House Armed Services panel 'dismayed and gravely concerned' with Esper The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Pfizer's Mikael Dolsten says vaccine development timeline being cut in half; House poised to pass 4 billion relief package MA lawmakers press HHS secretary on status of state's protective equipment...
    WASHINGTON - Ivanka Trump on Wednesday defended tweeting a photo of herself holding up a can of Goya beans to buck up a Hispanic-owned business that she says has been unfairly treated, arguing that she has "every right" to publicly express her support.  Government watchdogs countered that President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser doesn't have the right to...
    By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump on Wednesday defended tweeting a photo of herself holding up a can of Goya beans to buck up a Hispanic-owned business that she says has been unfairly treated, arguing that she has “every right” to publicly express her support. Government watchdogs countered that President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser...
    By DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump on Wednesday defended tweeting a photo of herself holding up a can of Goya beans to buck up a Hispanic-owned business that she says has been unfairly treated, arguing that she has “every right” to publicly express her support. Government watchdogs countered that President Donald Trump’s daughter and senior adviser doesn’t have...
    After tweeting a photo of herself with a can of Goya beans, White House adviser and first daughter Ivanka Trump has been the latest subject of scorn by critics of the Trump administration. Trump, who tweeted the selfie on Tuesday night, added "if it's Goya, it has to be good" in both English and Spanish. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the...
    A Democrat running for the U.S. Senate was found to have violated a ban on accepting personal gifts while in office, a state ethics committee ruled. The Washington Free Beacon reported that former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper (D), who also ran a failed bid for president in 2019 and is currently running for the U.S. Senate, was in violation of...
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