Ethics Committee

New York News
12:45 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Ethics Probe of Northern NY Congressman to Continue

NY Congressman Bill Owens
Credit http://owens.house.gov

Last August the Ethics Committee of the 112th Congress began reviewing a trip to Taiwan that New York Congressman Bill Owens took in 2010. Last week,  the committee announced that it is continuing that review.

The Ethics Committee is investigating whether Congressman Owens’ travel expenses were originally paid by improper sources.  In announcing its extension of the review of the Taiwan trip, the release from the Chair and Ranking Member of the Ethics Committee states that it “...does not...indicate that any violation has occurred....”  Their release says the extension is to gather additional information. Democrat Bill Owens did pay for the trip after questions of impropriety were raised. He maintains that he did everything according to the rules.

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