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The House Ethics Committee’s Office of Congressional Ethics is investigating Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) over her campaign salary.
Tlaib accepted a salary from her 2018 campaign before taking office, possibly in violation of Federal Election Commission violations.
The Hill’s Cristina Marcos reports:
The announcement was the first time the committee has publicly acknowledged that the progressive freshman lawmaker is under scrutiny.
House Ethics Committee Chairman Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) and the panel’s ranking Republican, Rep. Kenny Marchant (Texas), said in a joint statement that the probe “does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the committee.”
The committee will announce its next course of action, such as potentially opening a formal investigation, by Nov. 14.
A spokesman for Tlaib said that the review involves allegations about her 2018 campaign salary but denied any wrongdoing.
FEC rules allow candidates to receive campaign salaries either until the date of the general election or the candidate is no longer running.