Rangel Caribbean Trips Under Investigation
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)