Family Ties

This Plain Dealer article discusses Rep. Steve LaTourette’s appointment to the House Appropriations Committee and his wife’s actions to avoid “conflict of interest perceptions.”

When it became clear that Steve was going to be appointed to the Appropriations Committee, I voluntarily made the decision to divest myself of any business that involved Ohio clients seeking appropriations,” Jennifer LaTourette said in an e-mail to The Plain Dealer. “While I was advised that this was going above and beyond what was required, I took this action to avoid even the appearance of a conflict.”

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