Rangel Censured

The story of Charlie Rangel's ethics scandal is over: the House has voted to censure him.

After multiple floor speeches from colleagues, the House voted 333-79 in favor of the censure resolution. Democrats voted for it 170-77.

The other, less punitive option would have been to "reprimand" Rangel, though neither of them really carry any tangible punishments, other than paying the taxes he already owed and appearing on the floor.

Rangel did appear, and appeared to be in good spirits, expressing gratitude for his time in the House.

Here's the full text of the resolution, e.g. everything the censure entails:

In the matter of Representative Charles B. Rangel of New York.

      Resolved, That (1) Representative Charles B. Rangel of New York be censured; (2) Representative Charles B. Rangel forthwith present himself in the well of the House for the pronouncement of censure; (3) Representative Charles B. Rangel be censured with the public reading of this resolution by the Speaker; and (4) Representative Rangel pay restitution to the appropriate taxing authorities or the U.S. Treasury for any unpaid estimated taxes outlined in Exhibit 066 on income received from his property in the Dominican Republic and provide proof of payment to the Committee.