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Ethics Committee will continue to look at Roskam

Published: Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 11:36 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 11:38 a.m. CDT

WASHINGTON – The House Ethics Committee said Wednesday it would continue to look into ethics investigations of 6th Congressional District Rep. Peter Roskam and two other lawmakers.

The committee also dismissed a potential case against Rep. John Tierney as "inconclusive."

The committee said it would take more time to examine cases referred to it by the outside Office of Congressional Ethics that involve Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Reps. Tim Bishop, D-N.Y., and Roskam, R-Wheaton.

In Roskam's case, the ethics inquiry focused on a trip he took to Taiwan. In July, when consideration of Roskam's case was first publicized by the House Ethics Committee, Roskam took the unusual step of publicizing his own OCE report, saying he had nothing to hide.

The report centers on whether a trip he took to Taiwan with his wife was paid for by an arm of the Taiwanese government, a potential violation of House ethics rules. Roskam said in an interview Tuesday that he was not concerned.

"The process is just under way and it will work itself out," he said.

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