Shuster Blasted by House Ethics Panel
Nov 1, 2000 12:00 PM, MODERN BULK TRANSPORTER STAFF
The United States House of Representative's Ethics Panel has blasted Elmer Geinert "Bud" Shuster (R-PA), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, for his ties to a former staff member turned lobbyist. The panel stopped short of calling for a vote of misconduct over his actions, however, as Shuster agreed to admit to five violations of ethics rules.
Shuster, who shepherded the Transportation Efficiency Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) to passage in 1998, called the charges nothing more than "minor violations" of House ethics rules and pled guilty to five violations to put an end to the legal wrangling over the matter. Charges in the panel's 147-page report stem from Shuster's relationship with Ann Eppard, a 22-year veteran of his staff and congressional aide who left to form her own lobbying firm in 1994.
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