Updated at: 10/31/2013 6:35 PM
By HENRY C. JACKSON
(AP) WASHINGTON - The House Ethics Committee won’t investigate eight House members arrested during an immigration protest near the Capitol earlier this month.
The committee published a report Thursday saying each lawmakers had made a $50 "collateral payment" and that charges had been dropped. The committee says there’s no reason for further investigation because the local charges are resolved.
Democrats Luis GutiÃ©rrez and Jan Schakowsky of Illinois; RaÃºl Grijalva of Arizona; Keith Ellison of Minnesota; Joseph Crowley and Charles Rangel of New York; John Lewis of Georgia and Al Green of Texas were arrested during an Oct. 8 event that blocked a main street near the Capitol.
Capitol Police estimate 200 others were also taken into custody at the time.
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