Visclosky endorses some form of action on PMA Group


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U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-1st, was expecting the House to take some sort of action later today with respect to an inquiry into The PMA Group, the Washington, D.C., lobbying firm reportedly under investigation by the FBI.

PMA has contributed tens of thousands of dollars to Visclosky’s campaign committee, as have many of its clients, for some of whom Visclosky has secured millions of dollars in federal contracts.

I have been urging the House leadership to open an inquiry into PMA, Visclosky told the Chesterton Tribune today. I am encouraged that things are moving into that particular direction and I intend to support taking action later today in the House.

What form that action takes, who offers it, how it will turn out, I don’t know, Visclosky added.

So will there be an Ethics Committee investigation? Will the cone of silence lower over PMA Group? “I can’t talk about my earmarks for PMA Group clients while the Ethics Committee is weighing the case?”