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Louisiana senator files ethics complaint against Reid, Boxer



Sen. David Vitter, R-La., speaks with the media after returning from an aerial tour over the Gulf of Mexico in Venice, La., April 30, 2010.

Capitol Hill publication Roll Call is reporting that Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana has filed an expanded ethics complaint against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., for improperly targeting his past through a piece of legislation.

Vitter is basing his complaint on an amendment Reid and Boxer proposed to restrict health benefits for anyone who has engaged in prostitution, Roll Call reports — a charge apparently directed at Vitter, who was implicated in the D.C. madam investigation of 2007.

Reid and Boxer threatened the amendment to counter Vitter’s efforts to push all members of Congress, their staffers and the White House off of their current health insurance plans and onto the Obamacare exchanges, set to open to individuals on Oct. 1.

The Senate Ethics Committee dismissed a similar complaint Vitter made earlier this month on Tuesday.

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