Probe of leaders likely in Massa case

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House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) introduced a bill Thursday calling for the House ethics committee to restart its probe of ex-representative Eric Massa (D-N.Y.), as Republicans seek to focus attention on what Democratic leaders knew about Massa’s behavior and when they knew it.

Rather than approve the measure outright, the House voted, 402 to 1, to refer the bill to the ethics committee. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) was the lone “no” vote, and 15 lawmakers — many of them members of the ethics panel — voted “present.”

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