The Texas Republican is reportedly being investigated for accepting illegal campaign contributions from two staffers, Jason Posey and Thomas Dodd, both of whom were subsequently fired.
Posey and Dodd allegedly made six contributions totaling $15,000 to Stockman using family members. They subsequently filed an amended Federal Election Commission report that said those contributions were wrongly “attributed to family member(s) as a result of miscommunication with accounting about joint charitable donations and other family/personal funds.” They then refunded those contributions “as the corrections may have deemed them not permissible.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.