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Ethics panel rebukes W.Va. Rep. McKinley over business name

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee scolded West Virginia Rep. David McKinley on Wednesday for disregarding House rules by failing to change the name of his self-titled engineering firm after joining Congress. McKinley, a Republican, owned McKinley & Associates, an engineering and architecture firm in his home state, before his election to Congress in 2010. The bipartisan ethics panel told McKinley in a letter that he violated a House rule that prohibits lawmakers from allowing their names to be used by firms that provide professional services for a fee.
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