The Abramoff Files
Pombo's colleague and fellow committee member, California Democrat George Miller, has repeatedly petitioned Pombo to investigate Abramoff's activities on behalf of the Northern Mariana Islands, over which the House Resources Committee has sole jurisdiction. In a letter to colleagues, Miller wrote that lawmakers bore "a responsibility to investigate the evidence and allegations I have presented that go to the heart of the committee's integrity." So far, his petitions have gone largely ignored. But with Abramoff now presumably cooperating as a witness in the Justice Department case, things could quickly change.