Rangel Caribbean Trips Under Investigation

June 25, 2009

The House Ethics Committee has voted to begin an investigation into two Caribbean trips sponsored by the Carib News Foundation, with Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) among those who will be scrutinized by a new investigative subcommittee.

In a statement released late Wednesday night, Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Jo Bonner (R-Ala.), the chairwoman and ranking member of the ethics committee, announced that the panel had voted to create a four-member investigative subcommittee.

The subcommittee, chaired by Rep. G.K Butterfield (D-N.C.) with J. Gresham Barrett (R-S.C.) as its ranking members, will look into whether the trips violated House gift rules.

Read more: (John Bresnahan, “Caribbean Trips Under Investigation,” Politico, 6/25/09)