GOP Members Issued Major Fine

The House Ethics Committee said Friday that Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) has been issued a $5,000 fine for failing to complete a security screening prior to entering an area preceding the House chamber this week.

The Capitol Police report documenting the fine states that on Monday, Huizenga bypassed the metal detectors stationed outside the doors to the House chamber by entering the Republican cloakroom.

A Capitol Police officer told Huizenga that he needed to be screened before entering the cloakroom. Huizenga responded that he was “just dropping off some paperwork,” according to the police document, and then returned about three minutes later.

Huizenga is appealing the fine to the House Ethics Committee, according to his spokesman, who said that the report “contains inaccuracies” and noted that he has gone through the metal detectors each time he has entered the House floor.

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