Update on the Office of Congressional Ethics and fundraiser timing

The Hill has more on the latest regarding the Office of Congressional Ethics’ interest in an amendment offered and withdrawn by Rep. Mel Watt and the timing of a fundraiser.

Watts [sic] withdrew the amendment on Dec. 12, two days after a fundraiser for him at the Democratic National Committee headquarters.

The Post also covers this issue this morning.

Watt held a Dec. 9 fundraiser and soon after withdrew a proposal he had introduced to subject auto dealers to tougher regulations, according to congressional records. The fundraiser generated checks largely from finance groups, including Goldman Sachs and the Investment Company Institute. In an interview, Watt said he will answer the OCE’s questions and declined to comment on the investigation.

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