September 30, 2004

House ethics committee criticizes DeLay

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House ethics committee Thursday said Majority Leader Tom DeLay acted improperly when he tried to convince Rep. Nick Smith, R-Mich., to change his vote from "no" to "yes" on a bill to provide a Medicare prescription drug benefit.

The committee approved an investigative report that serves as "a public admonishment" against DeLay and Rep. Candice Miller, R-Mich. The committee also admonished Smith himself for failing to fully cooperate with the committee...

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