Ethics Panel Will Investigate Trahan's Funds

The Eagle-Tribune

A congressional ethics panel is moving forward with an investigation into allegations that U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan violated financial reporting rules ahead of the 2018 election. On Tuesday, the House Committee on Ethics released a report detailing the allegations and recommending that an investigation continue. It said there is “substantial reason to believe that Rep. Trahan’s campaign committee accepted personal loans and contributions that exceeded campaign contribution limits.” Under federal campaign finance law, spouses are limited to the same $2,700 maximum contribution to a candidate as any other supporter. Trahan also faces an FEC complaint filed by the Campaign Legal Center, a Washington, D.C. watchdog, questioning the source of her campaign funds.

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