Newt Gingrich Fined and Reprimanded

January 22, 1997


Jeffrey Klein

Editor of Mother Jones

Yesterday, for the first time in Congressional history, the Speaker of the House of Representatives was fined $300,000 and formally reprimanded for violating House rules. Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly — 395 to 28 — to accept the House Ethics Committee’s recommendations that Newt Gingrich be punished for using tax-exempt organization to advance the political agenda of the Republican Party. He was also reprimanded to making inaccurate and false statements to the Ethics Committee.

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