Back to the Committee

Commenter groundhum sends this item about a vote today to refer the Massa investigation back to the House Ethics Committee. The vote was on a measure to instruct the committee to restart the investigation. Instead, the House voted to refer the measure back to the committee.

My understanding of a "motion to refer" is that it's the committee's decision whether they conduct an investigation. CBS News reports, "The 402-1 vote means there may or may not be further inquiry into the Massa affair."


That's my understanding, too (that it's up to the committe to decide whether to take action on the complaint, that is).

Now, I'm going to reimplement my decision to stfu until either I've forgotten about this whole thing or the actual facts are revealed.