Rangel’s Fundraising for N.Y. Center Probed

July 16, 2008

The House Republican leader and a government watchdog group separately called yesterday for the House ethics committee to look into Rep. Charles B. Rangel’s fundraising efforts on behalf of an academic center that bears his name.

The panel should examine whether the House Ways and Means Committee chairman broke ethics rules by using House stationery to solicit corporate donations for the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service at the City College of New York, said Kevin Smith, a spokesman for House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), and Melanie Sloan, executive director for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

Read more: (Christopher Lee, “Probe Is Urged of Rangel’s Fundraising for N.Y. Center,” The Washington Post, 7/16/08)