House ethics panel renews probes into three GOP lawmakers

House ethics panel renews probes into three GOP lawmakers
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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 CollinsOn The Money: Economy adds 136K jobs in September | Jobless rate at 50-year low | Treasury IG to probe handling of Trump tax returns request | House presses Zuckerberg to testify on digital currency Two Collins associates plead guilty in insider trading case On The Money: Trump blames Fed as manufacturing falters | US to join Trump lawsuit over NY subpoena for tax returns | Ex-Rep. Chris Collins pleads guilty in insider trading case MORE (N.Y.), Duncan HunterDuncan Duane HunterIndicted lawmaker Duncan Hunter fails to land endorsement from local GOP Duncan Hunter challenger raises over 0,000 in third quarter Trump says White House reviewing case of Green Beret charged with Afghan murder MORE (Calif.) and David SchweikertDavid SchweikertLive updates on impeachment: Schiff fires warning at GOP over whistleblower Ethics Committee releases new details on allegations against Arizona GOP lawmaker GOP lawmakers call for provisions barring DOD funds for border wall to be dropped 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 DeutchEthics sends memo to lawmakers on SCIF etiquette Pelosi signs bill making animal cruelty a federal crime Ethics panel extends probe into Tlaib 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 MengHillicon Valley: Progressives oppose funding bill over surveillance authority | Senators call for 5G security coordinator | Facebook gets questions over location tracking | Louisiana hit by ransomware attack Progressives oppose spending stopgap measure over surveillance authority extension Hillicon Valley: Ocasio-Cortez clashes with former Dem senator over gig worker bill | Software engineer indicted over Capital One breach | Lawmakers push Amazon to remove unsafe products 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 PhillipsKudlow 'very optimistic' on USMCA prospects USMCA deal close, but not 'imminent,' Democrats say Democrats lead Trump by wide margins in Minnesota MORE (D-Minn.) will lead the committee probing the allegation. 

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