Political and Legislative

House Ethics Committee Drops Inquiry Into Rep. Jamaal Bowman

The House Ethics Committee is not pursuing an investigation of Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., for pulling a fire alarm in the Capitol complex in September, citing the House’s formal censure of him last month.

Bowman has long maintained that he did not intend to set off the alarm and was simply trying to open a door that was locked on a Saturday when the House was called to vote on a bill to avert a government shutdown. He pleaded guilty to pulling the alarm in D.C. Superior Court in October and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and write an apology letter to the U.S. Capitol Police chief.

Read more at NBC News

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