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Ethics probe sought over Calif. lawmaker's high-speed rail opposition

(Source: Los Angeles Times, July 24, 2013)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A government watchdog Tuesday sought a congressional investigation into California Rep. David Valadao’s efforts to halt the state’s high-speed rail project, saying the freshman failed to tell colleagues that the project could affect the property values of his family’s Central Valley farmland.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to launch a probe into whether the Republican lawmaker "abused his position … to benefit his and his family’s financial interests."

Full story: Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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