Ethics Committee Must Reveal Whether It’s Probing Lawmakers’ Ties To PMA

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We should soon know whether the House Ethics committee is probing any lawmakers’ ties to the now-defunct PMA lobbying group. The House has passed Rep. Steny Hoyer’s resolution to force the committee to disclose the issue, reports Roll Call. The vote was 270-134.

Federal investigators are looking into whether PMA gave campaign contributions in exchange for earmarks. Two powerful Democratic lawmakers, Reps. Pete Visclosky and John Murtha have received the most scrutiny for their ties to PMA. Last week, Visclosky acknowledged that he had been subpoenaed in connection with the probe.

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