Ethics Report on House Bank Overdrafts

Last September the General Accounting Office reported that during a one year period, more than 8,300 checks written by members of Congress were… read more

Last September the General Accounting Office reported that during a one year period, more than 8,300 checks written by members of Congress were returned to the House bank because of insufficient funds. The bank, primarily a members-only institution, didn’t charge financial penalties for the bounced checks. The GAO report caused considerable controversy, raising questions of patronage and abuse of taxpayer dollars. Some reports said that as many as 300 House members were involved. On October 4, the House voted 390 to 8 to close the House bank, and to authorize an ethics investigation of the matter. Today the committee charged with the investigation reported its findings. The panel proposed the disclosure of 19 current and five former members of Congress who repeatedly bounced checks, and will ask the full House to approve that proposal. close

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Program ID:
24803-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
Congressional News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 05, 1992 | 8:10pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Mar 08, 1992 | 10:22am EST | C-SPAN 1

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  • Mar 05, 1992 | 8:10pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 06, 1992 | 12:19am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 06, 1992 | 6:10am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 07, 1992 | 6:53pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 08, 1992 | 10:22am EST | C-SPAN 1
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