House Ethics Committee examining alleged Rep. Rashida Tlaib campaign finance irregularities

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The House Ethics Committee said it is gathering facts in a review of potential campaign finance violations by Michigan Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib.

Federal Election Commission filings show that after Tlaib’s election in 2018, to her first term, she paid herself a total of $17,500 from her campaign chest. Although congressional candidates can pay themselves during their election cycle, they are restricted from drawing a salary after they are elected.

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