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House Ethics Committee urges reprimand for Rep. Laura Richardson

August 1, 2012 |  9:40 am


WASHINGTON -- The House Ethics Committee has recommended that Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach) be reprimanded for pressuring her congressional staff to work on her political campaign, dealing a severe blow to her reelection bid, The Times is reporting on Politics Now.

Times Staff Writer Richard Simon reports that the House is expected to vote as early as Thursday on the rare punishment of one of its members for violating standards of conduct. Richardson also faces a $10,000 fine.

You can read the report here.

Photo: The House Ethics Committee recommended Wednesday that Rep. Laura Richardson, right, face punishment for a violation of campaign conduct. Credit: Bret Hartman / For the Times