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Ethics panel rebukes W.Va. Rep. McKinley over business name

The House Ethics Committee scolded West Virginia Rep. David McKinley on Wednesday for disregarding House rules by failing to change the name of his self-titled engineering firm after joining Congress.

McKinley, a Republican, owned McKinley & Associates, an engineering and architecture firm in his home state, before his election to Congress in 2010. After the election, he asked the ethics committee whether he needed to change the firm's name. The panel said yes.

Instead, McKinley sold his interest in the firm with the name intact.

The bipartisan ethics panel told McKinley in a letter that he violated a House rule that prohibits lawmakers from allowing their names...

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