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Pursuant to Committee Rules 7(d) and 7(g), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics determined on February 17, 2012, to release the following statement and attached letter:
Today, Speaker Boehner laid before the House the attached letter from the Chairman of the Committee regarding the voluntary recusal of six members of the Committee from the Matter of Representative Maxine Waters.
The Speaker also appointed the following substitute members for this Matter: Representative Bob Goodlatte, Representative Michael K. Simpson, Representative Steven C. LaTourette, Representative Shelley Moore Capito, Representative Tim Griffin, and Representative John P. Sarbanes. Representative Bob Goodlatte will serve as Acting Chairman and Representative John A. Yarmuth will serve as Acting Ranking Member for this Matter.
Until the next such appropriate time, the Committee will have no further public comment on this Matter.