Asked during a news conference if she had called on Rangel to leave his post atop the powerful tax-writing panel, the speaker said, "No."
The New York Post reported Tuesday that Pelosi was pushing Rangel to step down.
"I see no reason why Mr. Rangel should step down," Pelosi told reporters Tuesday. "I have supported his call for the ethics committee to look into it."
The Ways and Means chairman has asked the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct to look into his use of four rent-stabilized apartments in a Harlem high-rise, his use of congressional stationery to solicit money for an educational center in New York that bears his name and, most recently, his failure to pay taxes or report rental income on a vacation home in the Dominican Republic.