The Hill reports on a new development in the House Ethics investigation into trips to the Caribbean.
Photos taken at the 2008 conference show banners bearing several corporate logos, including Pfizer, AT&T, Verizon, American Airlines and Citigroup. Against the backdrop of corporate logos, two CBC members thanked the corporate sponsors by name, according to recordings made of conference sessions.
Members attending the 2008 conference include Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), Reps. Carolyn Kilpatrick (D-Mich.), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), Donald Payne (D-N.J.) and Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Virgin Islands Del. Donna Christensen (D).
Rangel, his chief of staff George Dalley and Christensen, Thompson, Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) and the late Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio), who chaired the ethics panel at the time, participated in the 2007 trip to Antigua and Barbuda.