House throws cold water on ice challenge

August 20, 2014 11:05 AM

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House throws cold water on ice challenge

The Committee on House Administration is advising members that posting videos on official accounts of lawmakers participating in the viral charity challenge is a violation of House rules.

“No doubt, this is for an admirable cause. There is a prohibition in the Members Handbook and in the Ethics Manual on the use of official resources for the promotion or benefit of any private charitable cause,” an email sent Tuesday from a panel subcommittee warned.

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