Skip to comments.House Ethics Committee Investigating Representative Gutierrez
Posted on 03/20/2014 2:18:37 PM PDT by PBRCat
Gutierrez (D-4th), 60, a national advocate for immigration reform, is serving his 11th term in Congress.
Gutierrezs office issued a vague statement of its own, saying the matter before the Ethics Committee related to a long-standing contract that was allowable under House rules but that was canceled by Gutierrez last year.
USA Today reported last year that Gutierrez paid an Illinois lobbyist more than $500,000 in taxpayer funds to work side-by-side with his congressional staff. The lobbyist, Doug Scofield, the lawmaker's former chief of staff, was paid as a contractor to train staff, review and draft news releases and help publicize Gutierrez's activities, the newspaper said.
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The northern portion is largely Puerto Rican, while the southern portion is heavily Mexican. The two sections are on opposite sides of the city and are only connected by a piece of Interstate 294 to the west; the highway is in the district while the surrounding areas are not.
Did you hear his five minutes? Gowdy asked a scrum of reporters about Kings statement. He took one line from my opening statement about a remedy that lasts a lifetime and lectures me about the rule of law.