Report: Payne facing House ethics probe

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne (D-Newark) is one of five Members of Congress targeted by a House Ethics Committee investigation of two Caribbean trips sponsored by the Carib News Foundation, a non-profit group funded by Citigroup, according to a CBS News report. Payne reportedly went on a three-day trip in St. Marteen in November 2008, and a four-day trip in 2007. House rules prohibit Congressmen from participating in privately funded trips of more than two days.

Report: Payne facing House ethics probe