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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 CollinsA Biden strategy for genuine global health security Former GOP lawmaker and Trump ally Chris Collins begins prison sentence Federal prosecutor opposes delaying prison time for former Rep. Chris Collins MORE (N.Y.), Duncan HunterDuncan HunterIssa defeats Campa-Najjar in California House race DOJ veteran says he's quitting over Barr's 'slavish obedience' to Trump DCCC reserves new ad buys in competitive districts, adds new members to 'Red to Blue' program MORE (Calif.) and David SchweikertDavid SchweikertHouse GOP proposed rules change sparks concern Next Congress expected to have record diversity Embattled Schweikert beats back Democratic challenge in Arizona 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 DeutchShakespeare Theatre Company goes virtual for 'Will on the Hill...or Won't They?' Florida Democrat introduces bill to recognize Puerto Rico statehood referendum Matt Gaetz, Roger Stone back far-right activist Laura Loomer in congressional bid 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 MengFive House Democrats who could join Biden Cabinet Katherine Clark secures No. 4 leadership spot for House Democrats Democrats to determine leaders after disappointing election 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 PhillipsChamber-endorsed Dems struggle on election night If we want change, young people have to do more than protest Pelosi and Trump go a full year without speaking MORE (D-Minn.) will lead the committee probing the allegation. 

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