“The House Ethics Committee will not form a special investigative panel to probe allegations that GOP Rep. Aaron Schock (Ill.) improperly solicited super PAC contributions from other Republican lawmakers, including Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). But it is not dropping the case either.
An Office of Congressional Ethics report from August called for a full-scale investigation into the case. In addition, OCE found that there was “substantial reason to believe” that Schock violated federal law in seeking the contributions.
The OCE report also states that a senior Republican staffer who formerly worked for Cantor — Rob Collins — refused to cooperate with OCE investigators when they looked into the matter. Collins is now the executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.