On the Hill

Rangel Investigation to Expand

Rep. Charles Rangel of New York survived attempts by Republicans this week to oust him from the chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee, but he has more trouble headed his way: The House Ethics Committee voted Thursday to expand its investigation into Rangel, whose alleged misdeeds include his use of rent-stabilized apartments in a luxury apartment building in Harlem, his fundraising on behalf of a center named for him at City College, a tax provision for a million-dollar donor to the center, and his failure to pay taxes on his vacation home on the Dominican Republic. Democrats on the committee who were initially reluctant to investigate Rangel appear to have relented.