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  Ethics Office: Meadows Likely in Violation of House Rules
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Last EditedRP  Aug 17, 2016 04:58pm
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News DateWednesday, August 17, 2016 06:45:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionRep. Mark Meadows was likely in violation of House rules and standards when he continued to pay a staff member his full-time salary after he was moved to a part-time advisory role, an Office of Congressional Ethics review released Wednesday by the House Ethics Committee found.

“There is substantial reason to believe that Rep. Meadows retained an employee who did not perform duties commensurate with the compensation the employee received, and certified that the compensation met applicable House standards, in violation of House rules and standards of conduct,” the OCE report reads.

The Meadows spokesman said in July that the congressman has and will cooperate with the Ethics Committee investigation, but chose not to work with the OCE because the office wastes taxpayer money providing duplicative reviews of matters that are ultimately up to the committee to decide.
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