Ethics Office Says Reps. Newman, Lamborn May Have Broken Law

A congressional ethics watchdog has concluded that U.S. Reps. Marie Newman of Illinois and Doug Lamborn of Colorado may have violated federal law, prompting reviews from the House Ethics Committee.

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FILE - Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., asks a question to Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during the House Armed Services Committee on the conclusion of military operations in Afghanistan, on Sept. 29, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A congressional ethics watchdog has concluded that U.S. Reps. Marie Newman of Illinois and Doug Lamborn of Colorado may have violated federal law, prompting reviews from the House Ethics Committee.(Olivier Douliery/Pool via AP, File)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional ethics watchdog has concluded that U.S. Reps. Marie Newman of Illinois and Doug Lamborn of Colorado may have violated federal law, prompting reviews from the House Ethics Committee. Separate investigative reports from the Office of Congressional Ethics released Monday detailed a “substantial reason to believe” that Newman, a Democrat, promised federal employment to a political opponent and that Lamborn, a Republican, misused official resources for personal purposes. Though the ethics…

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