Flake to ask for (another) earmark investigation

No, this is not a re-post from earlier. For the seventh time, Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) has introduced a "privileged resolution" asking for an ethics investigation into the relationship between earmarks and campaign contributions.

The resolution makes specific reference to a "raided firm," leaving little doubt that Flake's target is the now-defunct PMA Group, an appropriations lobbying group with close ties to Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) that was raided by the FBI in February.

No sooner did the House vote to table the motion last night than Flake re-introduced the same resolution.


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