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House Reviewing Ethics Complaint Against Berkley

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The House Ethics Committee is looking into allegations that Democratic U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley of Las Vegas used her office to help her kidney doctor husband’s practice.

Ethics committee Chairman Jo Bonner, a Republican from Alabama, said Friday that the review does not mean a violation has occurred.

The committee plans to announce its course of action regarding the matter on or before July 9.

The Nevada GOP filed a complaint against Berkley last year alleging that she tried to influence federal reimbursement rates for dialysis providers and lobbied to save a kidney transplant program in Las Vegas to help her husband.

Her husband, Dr. Larry Lehrner, administers kidney care at University Medical Center in Las Vegas.

Berkley is running for the U.S. Senate against Republican Sen. Dean Heller.

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  1. sol li says:

    How about investigate Obama ? That’s a lot more worst than Berkeley.
    Everything he did and does,and his appointments.
    The law must be applied to all .

  2. RicardoAWiggins says:

    I have always used coupons, but if I thought the generic was cheaper I would just buy that instead of the smaller name brand size or even samples from “Official Samples” can help

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