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McMorris Rodgers, No. 4 House Republican, faces ethics probe
McMorris Rodgers, No. 4 House Republican, faces ethics probe

WASHINGTON – The House Ethics Committee announced Thursday that it has extended a preliminary probe into unspecified allegations against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the fourth-ranking House Republican who recently delivered her party’s official response to the State of the Union address. The committee’s action does not necessarily indicate that a violation of House rules has occurred, and McMorris Rodgers’ office has denied any wrongdoing. The matter is in the hands of the 10-member ethics panel after the independent Office of Congressional Ethics referred the case in late December. A source familiar with the probe says it stems from a complaint lodged by a former employee about a...

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