Rangel Aide Says Deal is “Close,” but Not Quite There
It turns out the special ethics committee meeting scheduled for 1 p.m. has, like so many Washington events, been pushed back, at least temporarily. House Ethics Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) informed the assembled that the committee members are heading to the House floor for a vote and that the hearing would take place after. With the House scheduled to leave for recess on Friday, members are trying to fit a lot in.
As far as a possible deal with the ethics committee, Reuters reports that an aide to Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) said that there are “still some sticking points,” but negotiators for Rangel and the bipartisan ethics panel are now “close.” It’s unclear whether the meeting delay and the ongoing negotiations are in any way related.