House Ethics Committee
U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) has filed a lawsuit to overturn his censure.
U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) of Staten Island was under fire from the House Ethics Committee Monday night.
According to the committee, the Staten Island Republican may have violated campaign finance laws by soliciting and accepting prohibited contributions. That may have led to false information being included in campaign finance reports, the committee said.
Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel, 80, plans to run despite his November conviction on several House ethics charges.
Rep. Charles Rangel has established a defense fund that will allow supporters to contribute up to $5,000 a year to help pay his legal bills.
Censured U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel returned to his home turf in the city’s Harlem neighborhood on Saturday, saying he still loves Congress.
The House voted to censure Charlie Rangel for ethical violations. Censure is the second most serious punishment Congress can hand out — one step short of expulsion.
In an extraordinary plea, Rep. Charles Rangel of New York asked supporters Wednesday to call the Capitol switchboard and urge their representatives to oppose a resolution to censure him.
The House ethics committee voted 9-1 on Nov. 18 to recommend a censure of the 80-year-old Democrat from Harlem.
The 80-year-old Democrat from Harlem wants his punishment for ethics violations downgraded to a reprimand, according to congressional and nongovernment sources in touch with Rangel.
Rangel posted a message on his Twitter page saying he was “disappointed at the decision of the ethics committee.” Supporters in Harlem also came out Sunday to defend the congressman.
It seemed like Congress threw the book at Rep. Charlie Rangel on Thursday. It turns out, it only seemed that way.
Rep. Charles Rangel says he is looking forward to a House Ethics Committee meeting next week.