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House ethics panel renews probes into three GOP lawmakers

House ethics panel renews probes into three GOP lawmakers
© Greg Nash

The House Ethics Committee voted to reauthorize investigations into three Republican congressmen. 

The committee said in statements Friday that voted to reauthorize investigative subcommittees to look into accusations against Reps. Chris CollinsChristopher (Chris) Carl CollinsPresidential pardons need to go Trump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Pardon talk intensifies as Trump approaches final 24 hours in office MORE (N.Y.), Duncan HunterDuncan HunterTrust, transparency, and tithing is not enough to sustain democracy Presidential pardons need to go Trump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon MORE (Calif.) and David SchweikertDavid SchweikertBiden meets with bipartisan senators to discuss potential infrastructure bill Lawmakers offer competing priorities for infrastructure plans The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Which path will Democrats take on COVID-19 bill? MORE (Ariz.). 

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Collins was charged with insider trading last year. He is accused of sharing nonpublic information with his son about a company of whose board he was a member, allegedly resulting in his son's sale of almost $1.4 million of the company's stock.

Collins is expected to go to trial next year. Ethics Committee Chairman Ted DeutchTheodore (Ted) Eliot DeutchThree years later, father of Parkland shooting victim calls for meaningful school safety reform LIVE COVERAGE: House debates removing Greene from committees Top House Republican suggests Ethics panel should review Greene committee assignments MORE (D-Fla.) will lead the subcommittee looking into the alleged incident. 

Hunter and his wife Margaret have been accused of using $250,000 in campaign cash on personal expenses. They are facing 60 federal charges. Rep. Grace MengGrace MengPelosi, lawmakers denounce violence against Asian Americans House Democrat calls for demographic breakdown on COVID-19 vaccines Remember Asian American voters MORE (D-N.Y.) will lead the subcommittee investigating the allegation. 

Schweikert has been accused of using his Members’ Representational Allowance on expenses that are not considered permissible, Rep. Dean PhillipsDean PhillipsCurator estimates Capitol art damage from mob totals K Architect of the Capitol considering display on Jan. 6 riot Rep. Phillips says he did not truly understand white privilege until the Capitol riot MORE (D-Minn.) will lead the committee probing the allegation. 

The Hill has reached out to Collins, Hunter and Schweikert for comment.