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House Ethics Committee To Investigate Rep. Whitfield

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Kentucky Republican Congressman Ed Whitfield will be the subject of a House Ethics Committee investigation. The committee announced the investigation today, but, per usual did not say what it would be looking into.  Two recent investigative reports have examined Whitfield’s dealing with lobbyists through the years. One was reported by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, the other was featured in Politico.   

In a statement obtained by the Associated Press, Whitfield said the complaint pertains to his work on behalf of animals. Whitfield's wife is a lobbyist for the Humane Society Legislative Fund.

The Ethics Committee says the results of the inquiry will be released no later than Nov. 10.

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