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 CollinsFormer Rep. Chris Collins sentenced to 2 years in prison for insider trading GOP leaders encourage retiring lawmakers to give up committee posts Democrats running to replace Duncan Hunter, Chris Collins vow to support ethics package MORE (N.Y.), Duncan HunterDuncan HunterDesperate in Southern California: Darrell Issa's 'back to the future' primary campaign misfires Democrats running to replace Duncan Hunter, Chris Collins vow to support ethics package California governor won't call special election for Duncan Hunter's seat MORE (Calif.) and David SchweikertDavid SchweikertOvernight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Democrats seek to preempt Trump message on health care | E-cigarette executives set for grilling | Dems urge emergency funding for coronavirus Democrats slam GOP on drug prices in bilingual digital ads Overnight Defense: House passes bills to rein in Trump on Iran | Pentagon seeks Iraq's permission to deploy missile defenses | Roberts refuses to read Paul question on whistleblower during impeachment trial 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 DeutchFather of Parkland shooting victim calls on Congress to take action Florida 'red flag' law has removed hundreds of guns: report The Hill's Campaign Report: Rising Klobuchar, Buttigieg face test in diverse states 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 MengNew travel ban reflects Trump administration's discriminatory intent China sentences former Interpol president to more than 13 years for bribery Hillicon 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 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 PhillipsBloomberg builds momentum on Capitol Hill with new endorsements Vulnerable Democrats fret over surging Sanders Democrats tear into Trump's speech: It was a 'MAGA rally' MORE (D-Minn.) will lead the committee probing the allegation. 

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