CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Oct. 8, 2009: A move to force Congressman Charles Rangle to relinquish his chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee was yesterday squashed by a House vote.
Republican Texas Congressman, John Carter, brought the resolution before the House and highlighted a litany of charges against the Democratic New York Congressman and friend of the Caribbean.
Those charges included tax evasion and filing inaccurate financial disclosure forms. But the House took a partisan vote of 246-153 to refer the resolution to remove Rangel to the ethics committee for a long-term investigation.
The Harlem congressman is faced with allegations of financial improprieties, including failure to pay taxes on investment income and neglecting to report assets and income on his congressional financial disclosure forms.