Washington (CNN) - Gov. Rick Perry’s meeting Monday in New York with Hispanic business leaders had an unexpected guest in attendance: Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel, who represents the district where the meeting took place.
Rangel said he was simply doing the neighborly thing by welcoming the Republican presidential candidate to his locality. But a statement released by Rangel on Monday night did away with bipartisan pleasantries after the first sentence.
Washington (CNN) - Veteran Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel made an impassioned plea to religious leaders Friday, calling on them to lobby members of Congress and the Obama administration to remember the "lesser of my brothers and sisters" during this weekend's debt negotiations.
"What would Jesus do this weekend? Or Moses. Or Allah. Or anyone else," the New York congressman said at a press conference on Capitol Hill. "I don't want this book (debt negotiations) closed without the clergy having an opportunity to forcefully express themselves as well as I know they can do."
NEW YORK (CNN) - Veteran Rep. Charles Rangel has sold his villa in the Dominican Republic that was the focus of a House ethics investigation.
The home in Punta Cana, which Rangel purchased in 1987 but failed to pay taxes on for 17 years, was sold for somewhere between $250,000 and $500,000, according to his personal financial disclosure report, which was released Wednesday.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Democratic Congressman Charlie Rangel may not be ready for a change in career.
According to a statement of candidacy filing with the Federal Election Commission, Rangel plans to seek a 22nd term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Bob Liff, a spokesman for Rangel, told CNN, "It is what it says. You file in order to raise money to run for re-election, that is what he has done."
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Saddled with legal fees and facing possible new allegations, Rep. Charles Rangel said Tuesday he has started raising funds for a trust to pay his legal expenses.
A statement from Rangel, D-New York, said the House Committee on Standards and Official Conduct authorized his fundraising for the Charles B. Rangel Legal Expense Trust.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel, who was formally censured by the House last week for violating House ethics rules and tax laws, said Sunday that members' standing in their home districts influenced the vote outcome.
Rangel said the low approval rating of Congress and the past election swayed congressional leaders, who he said were afraid of appearing to go "easy on anybody in Washington."
Washington (CNN) - The House of Representatives censured veteran New York Rep. Charlie Rangel on Thursday - a stunning downfall for a congressman once considered one of the most powerful members of Congress.
The 333-79 vote required Rangel to stand in the well of the House as a formal censure resolution was read aloud by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California.
(CNN) Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-New York, asked the House for "fairness" Thursday in imposing a punishment on him for ethics violations.
"Nobody has ever suffered the humiliation of a censure when ... (the ethics committee) found no evidence at all of corruption," Rangel said.
Washington (CNN) – The full House of Representatives is expected to vote Thursday on the House ethics committee's recommendation to censure New York Democratic Rep Charles Rangel.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, who handles the House floor schedule, told reporters Wednesday that he informed Rangel and Rep Zoe Lofgren, the chair of the ethics committee, that the committee's report would be considered Thursday afternoon.