House Ethics Committee

Luis Gutierrez

House Ethics Panel Eyes Rep. Gutierrez

The ethics panel did not reveal the nature of the inquiry, but a spokesman for Gutierrez said Thursday that it relates to a long-standing service contract made by Gutierrez over the past decade.


U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.)

Congressman Roskam Facing Ethics Probe Over Taiwan Trip

The committee announced on its website Friday that it was extending its investigation of Roskam, and that the Office of Congressional Ethics – an independent, non-partisan group – had brought the matter to its attention.


Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Credit: CBS)

Ethics Committee Will Continue Investigation Into Schock

The House Ethics Committee says it will continue an investigation into U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock over allegations the Illinois Republican sought donations of more than $5,000 per donor to a super political action committee.


Robert Blagojevich discusses the 14-year prison sentence that his brother, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, is facing. (Credit: CBS)

Blagojevich’s Brother To Testify Before Congress About Selling Senate Seat

As deposed governor Rod Blagojevich serves his 14-year sentence on convictions that included trying to sell a U.S. Senate seat, his brother is headed to Washington to talk about who he claims offered to buy it.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2012

Former Illinois Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson (left) and Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (right) are running against each other in the 2012 Democratic primary in the 2nd District. (Credit: Brendan Hoffman/Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Halvorson Drags Robert Blagojevich Into Election Fight Against Jackson

With former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson far behind in the latest polls in her efforts to unseat Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., Halvorson is asking for some help in bringing down Jackson.

WBBM Newsradio–03/13/2012

Debbie Halvorson

Opponent Takes Aim At Jackson Jr. Over Ethics Probe

Representative Jesse Jackson’s opponent is using his ethics probe to pounce.


U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Chicago, meets with reporters. (CBS File Photo)

Rep. Jackson Expects To Be Cleared In Ethics Probe

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is predicting he’ll be “vindicated” by an ethics investigation into whether he or someone on his behalf offered to raise funds for ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in return for an appointment to President Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat.


U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (center, white shirt) was arrested outside the White House on July 26, 2011, during an immigration protest. He was among a group of 11 people who were sitting on the sidewalk outside the White House and were warned to leave before they were taken into custody. (Photo Courtesy Rep. Gutierrez's office)

No House Ethics Sanctions Against Gutierrez After Arrest

The U.S. House of Representatives has decided not to pursue ethics sanctions against Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), who was arrested last week while protesting in front of the White House.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2011

Rod Blagojevich and U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

Ethics Panel Delays Jackson Jr. Probe Again

The House ethics committee has agreed to hold off on its investigation into whether U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was involved in former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s alleged attempt to sell a Senate seat.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2010