Longtime GOP Rep Under Investigation

The House Ethics Committee is reviewing an Office of Congressional Ethics referral to investigate Rep. David Schweikert and Oliver Schwab, his chief of staff.

Schwab has allegedly been paid by the Arizona Republican’s campaign beyond the limit for outside earned income for senior congressional staffers.

The OCE reviews possible ethics violations by House members and their staff and only refers cases to the Ethics Committee when there is substantial evidence a violation may have occurred.

A request for review filed with the OCE in February claimed that Schwab, who has worked in Schweikert’s office since 2011, was running a consulting firm to help his boss’s campaign and that Schwab raked in $148,315 in consulting fees and an additional $57,946 in travel fees since 2014 through that firm.

Read more at Roll Call.

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