It’s the first censure of a member of the House in nearly 30 years.
The U.S. House has censured veteran New York Democrat Charles Rangel.
The ethics committee recommended censure after Rangel was found to have violated House rules on taxes, fundraising and misuse of a rent-controlled apartment in New York City.
After the ruling Rangel says he believes his censure was more about politics than about any violation of House rules.
Rangel is a former chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee and one of the founders of the Congressional Black Caucus. He has represented his New York City Harlem district for nearly four decades.