House Ethics Committee won’t investigate, after Rep. Gwen Moore arrested during fast food protest

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee says it will not pursue an investigation of a Wisconsin congresswoman arrested during a protest of low wages paid to workers McDonald’s and other fast-food companies.

Democrat Gwen Moore was arrested last week for blocking traffic outside a McDonald’s in West Milwaukee. She was charged with disorderly conduct and ordered to pay a $691 fine.

Moore was among dozens of protesters who blocked traffic in cities across the country Sept. 4 as part of the “Fight for $15” campaign by the Service Employees International Union and other groups. The effort is intended to get McDonald’s, Burger King and other fast-food companies to pay employees at least $15 an hour.

The ethics panel said Thursday that no further review of Moore’s case was needed.

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