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Censuring Rangel

November 30, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

The House Ethic Committee ha released the official text of their resolution censuring Rep. Charles Rangel [D, NY-15] for the 11 counts of violating House rules that he has been found guilty of:

Resolved, That (1) Representative Charles B. Rangel of New York be censured; (2) Representative Charles B. Rangel forthwith present himself in the well of the House for the pronouncement of censure; (3) Representative Charles B. Rangel be censured with the public reading of this resolution by the Speaker; and (4) Representative Rangel pay restitution to the appropriate taxing authorities or the U.S. Treasury for any unpaid estimated taxes outlined in Exhibit 066 on income received from his property in the Dominican Republic and provide proof of payment to the Committee.

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Censure and Reprimand in the United States Congress

September 10, 2009 - by Paul Blumenthal

At some point in the developmental process human beings recognize that their emotional responses do not need to be immediately verbalized. Sometimes this development allows for some exceptions, berating your congressman at a town hall meeting or yelling at the movie screen to warn a character not to go in there. One place not to lose your cool is the floor of Congress. Especially if you decide to yell "You lie!" to the President of the United States during a speech to a joint session of Congress.

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