Texas Congressman violated conflict of interest laws by benefitting own car dealership, House Ethics panel finds

Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas), a second-generation auto dealer, pushed legal changes allowing car dealerships to rent or loan cars with safety recalls. The House Ethics Committee found that Rep. Williams’ “personal financial interest in his auto dealership may be perceived as having influenced his performance of official duties.” The House rules state that members cannot use their influence for personal gain, financial or otherwise.

Read more about it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/08/11/house-ethics-panel-finds-substantial-reason-to-suspect-auto-dealer-congressman-of-conflict-of-interest/

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