Ed Whitfield http://wkyufm.org en House Ethics Committee To Investigate Rep. Whitfield http://wkyufm.org/post/house-ethics-committee-investigate-rep-whitfield <p>Kentucky Republican Congressman Ed Whitfield will be the subject of a House Ethics Committee investigation. The committee announced the investigation today, but, per usual did not say what it would be looking into.&nbsp; Two recent investigative reports have examined Whitfield’s dealing with lobbyists through the years. One was reported by the <a href="http://wkyufm.org/post/us-rep-ed-whitfield-kentucky-had-decade-long-financial-tie-lobbyist-0" target="_blank">Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting</a>, the other was featured in Politico.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /><br />In a statement obtained by the Associated Press, Whitfield said the complaint pertains to his work on behalf of animals. Whitfield's wife is a lobbyist for the Humane Society Legislative Fund.<br /><br />The Ethics Committee says the results of the inquiry will be released no later than Nov. 10.<br /><br /> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:13:26 +0000 WKU Public Radio News & and Associated Press 51646 at http://wkyufm.org House Ethics Committee To Investigate Rep. Whitfield U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky Had Decade-Long Financial Tie To a Lobbyist http://wkyufm.org/post/us-rep-ed-whitfield-kentucky-had-decade-long-financial-tie-lobbyist-0 <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield in 2013." data-attribution="Credit www.facebook.com/RepEdWhitfield" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201407/Whitfield.jpg" alt="" /><p>For more than a decade, U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Kentucky, &#160;owned a $200,000-piece of West Virginia property with a lobbyist whose clients and employers had business before him in Congress, writes&#160;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">R.G. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:58:52 +0000 Staff 51209 at http://wkyufm.org U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky Had Decade-Long Financial Tie To a Lobbyist Minds Made Up on Syria Among Some of Kentucky's D.C. Delegation http://wkyufm.org/post/minds-made-syria-among-some-kentuckys-dc-delegation <p>In a speech to the nation Tuesday, President Obama will make his case for a U.S. military strike on Syria.&nbsp; Regardless of what the president says, some members of Kentucky’s federal delegation already have their minds made up.&nbsp;</p><p>Republican Congressman Thomas Massie says he will vote against any resolution authorizing military force against Syria for its government’s alleged use of chemical weapons.&nbsp; For one thing, Massie says he’s uncomfortable with the language in the president’s proposal.</p><p>"It's not limited geographically, it's not limited by type of engagement, and it's not limited by who we can engage, not just the Syrians," contends Massie.</p><p>Massie contends the civil war in Syria is not a matter of U.S. national security.&nbsp; Massie is joined by Congressman Ed Whitfield as solid “no” votes.&nbsp; U.S. Representatives Brett Guthrie, Hal Rogers, and Andy Barr, all GOP members, are still contemplating. Sun, 08 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 36658 at http://wkyufm.org