House Dems Back PMA Ethics Account Called 'Meaningless' by Republican

June 3, 2009

House Democrats voted Wednesday to audit their own ethical review of U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky’s disgraced former top campaign fundraiser.

A partisan-passed resolution directs the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct to report on what actions it has taken “concerning any misconduct of Members and employees of the House in connection with activities of the PMA Group.”

Visclosky and Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa. — top recipient of PMA’s campaign cash — were among the 270 votes supporting the resolution. All 134 of the dissenting votes came from Republicans.

Read more: (Christine Kraly, “House Dems Back PMA Ethics Account Called ‘Meaningless’ by Republican,” The Times of Northwest Indiana, 6/03/09)