Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) is in more trouble, this time for failing to report an all-expenses paid trip to China.
The issue arose just after Rangel emerged victorious this week in a hard-fought Democratic primary against state Sen. Adriano Espaillat.
Rangel was part of a 10-member delegation from the Congressional Black Caucus that took a free trip to China last August, the New York Daily News reported. Rangel is a decorated Korean War veteran and took a separate trip to Seoul, South Korea.
“The historic CBC trip to China was fully approved by the House Ethics Committee and the congressman has taken immediate action to file necessary amendments,” Rangel spokeswoman Hannah Kim said.
The congressional members stopped in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai and met with top Chinese economic officials, according to National Journal, which first reported the situation.
Rangel was sanctioned by the House Ethics Committee in 2010 for various issues, including failing to report a trip to the Caribbean that was funded by his corporate donors.
A source told the Daily News that the failure to report the China trip was an oversight during the primary battle.
“It was an honest mistake,” the source told the Daily News.
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