House ethics committee eyes car dealership exemption

A group of 62 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives is lobbying to keep car dealerships exempt from a Wall Street reform bill that will be considered later this month.

But as the lawmakers are pushing for the exemption, a House ethics committee is investigating the timing of fundraisers or donations for three Democrats and five Republicans just before the Dec. 11 House vote on the Wall Street reform bill, says The Washington Post and Southern California Public Radio. Ethics rules don't forbid fundraisers before votes on legislation.