Ethics confirms probe of Massa

In a one-line statement, the panel on Thursday evening announced it is “investigating and gathering additional information concerning matters related to allegations” against Massa (D-N.Y.).

Massa, a cancer survivor, announced Wednesday afternoon that he would not seek reelection because he is once again battling the disease.


Allegations also surfaced Wednesday that he sexually harassed a male staffer, but Massa denied the charges.

Massa, who is married with two children, was elected to office in November 2008.  

This story was updated at 10:46 p.m.