Ethics complaint a hard lesson for Axne, warning for Miller-Meeks

Bleeding Heartland

The non-profit watchdog group Campaign Legal Center filed ethics complaints on September 22 against seven members of Congress, including U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (IA-03). Delaney Marsco, the center’s senior legal counsel for ethics, responded via email. Speaking generally about the law, Marsco said, “For personal residences, members must disclose any mortgages or home equity loans in schedule D, ‘liabilities,’ in their financial disclosure report. A personal residence does not need to be disclosed as an asset in schedule A, unless it generates rental income (i.e., from the rental of a basement “unit” or room in the house).

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