Rangel Won't Step Down From Tax Panel

Says Pelosi in favor of him staying as chair of Ways and Means
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2008 3:34 PM CDT
New York Representative Charles B. Rangel responds Friday, July 11, 2008, in Harlem, to a newspaper report that says he keeps four rent-stabilized apartments.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – New York Rep. Charles Rangel will remain in his post as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee while an ethics investigation takes place, the New York Times reports. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi supports the move, said his attorney, and Rangel "believes that the facts should prevail, not innuendo or editorial opinion.” Rangel is under increasing scrutiny for a host of issues related to his personal tax filings and real estate investments.