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 CollinsNate McMurray launches second challenge against GOP Rep. Chris Collins Michael Caputo eyes congressional bid House ethics panel renews probes into three GOP lawmakers MORE (N.Y.), Duncan HunterDuncan Duane HunterCan Carl DeMaio save the California GOP? The Hill's Campaign Report: Democrats clash over future of party in heated debate Issa says he will run for Congress if not confirmed to trade post by Nov. 3 MORE (Calif.) and David SchweikertDavid SchweikertEthics Committee releases new details on allegations against Arizona GOP lawmaker GOP lawmakers call for provisions barring DOD funds for border wall to be dropped Bipartisan resolution aims to protect lawmakers amid heightened threats of violence 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 DeutchGun epidemic is personal for lawmakers touched by violence House panel advances anti-gun violence legislation Gun debate to shape 2020 races 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: 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 Lawmakers call on Amazon to safeguard against unsafe products Lawmakers urge DNC to name Asian American debate moderator 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 PhillipsCentrist House Democrats press for committees to follow pay-go rule This week: House Democrats voting to hold Barr, Ross in contempt New CBO report fuels fight over minimum wage MORE (D-Minn.) will lead the committee probing the allegation. 

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