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June 16, 2010


Lawmakers Investigated for Fundraisers Before Vote

The Office of Congressional Ethics "is investigating eight lawmakers who held fundraisers within 48 hours of a major House vote on a Wall Street reform bill or received substantial donations from business people with a financial stake in the bill," the Washington Post reports.

"The probe is focused on whether the timing of accepting the campaign checks created an unacceptable appearance of a conflict, according to sources familiar with the investigation and letters sent by the OCE to lobbyists requesting information."

The office is scrutinizing five Republicans and three Democrats, a diverse group across the ideological spectrum.












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