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Walz faces pressure on ethics vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The pressure is on Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., and other Democrats to get behind leadership in “opposing a resolution calling for an ethics committee investigation into the ties between key Democrats and a defense-lobbying firm,” according to the Hill.
 
Democratic leaders have apparently told their members to let the ethics panel proceed with its investigation and not support a measure sponsored by Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.

Walz, along with some two dozen other Democrats, had supported the provision, which “calls for an ethics probe into political donations from the now-defunct PMA Group lobbying firm and earmarks its clients received,” according to the Hill.
 
Walz spokeswoman Amanda Frie told the Hill that Walz was now debating whether to support the resolution again.

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