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February 7, 2016

Ethics Committee Confirms Stockman Investigation

Stockman (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

(CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The Ethics Committee has extended an investigation into Rep. Steve Stockman for another 45 days.

Stockman reported on April 25 that he was the unnamed member being investigated by the committee, and the Ethics panel confirmed that Monday by officially extending the investigation.

The Texas Republican is reportedly being investigated for accepting illegal campaign contributions from two staffers, Jason Posey and Thomas Dodd, both of whom were subsequently fired.

Posey and Dodd allegedly made six contributions totaling $15,000 to Stockman using family members. They subsequently filed an amended Federal Election Commission report that said those contributions were wrongly “attributed to family member(s) as a result of miscommunication with accounting about joint charitable donations and other family/personal funds.” They then refunded those contributions “as the corrections may have deemed them not permissible.”

Stockman, who lost a primary challenge to Texas Sen. John Cornyn earlier this year, is not running for re-election.

The Ethics Committee has until June 11 to reveal that it has voted to impanel an investigative subcommittee to look into the matter.

  • JohnnyAngel Advocacy Group

    Is Cummings still on the list also ? This crook should be “hightailed” it out of the “hallowed halls” of Congress… yesterday.!! He is an affront to decent democratic government !!

  • G21

    The US government’s debt on January 19, 2001 was 5.7 trillion dollars.

  • G26

    To pay off its egregious debt, the US government would have to pay out a billion dollars – over 17,000 times.

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    As a former republican supporter, it sickens me the way the senate republicans have held” hostage” the passing of the unemployment extension bill in the senate. When there are more than 2.6 million families affected by unemployment in this country, many of whom have lost everything and have become homeless, while waiting for the extension bill to finally be passed. It saddens me to think that my party who claims to represent “family values”, have shown itself, to be the party that represents big business interests, and lobbyists. Senators such as John Boehner, have put the interest of the XL Oil Pipeline lobbyist, before his own constituents, and countrymen. The republican party has shown us their “new face”, and it’s not a pretty one. When millions of families in this country have had to face evictions, home foreclosures, personal bankruptcy, and homelessness, the senate are still playing “party politics” as usual. Since late last December the republican senate have used these poor families as bargaining chips, and for political leverage, to advance their own political agenda. As Benjamin Franklin once said “you can’t fool all of the people all of the time”, and the republican party will see a tremendous backlash by these millions of voters in the coming election. Many of voters who were once long time republicans, are disillusioned, and disgusted by the republicans uncaring and unsympathetic policies and decisions. I nor any of my “former ‘ republican friends, will not ever AGAIN VOTE FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

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