Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Henry J. "Trey" Radel III

Dec 16, 2013

In accordance with House Rule XI, clause 3, H. Res. 451, and Committee Rules 10(a)(2) and 18(e)(2), the Committee on Ethics (Committee) unanimously voted on December 12, 2013, to establish an Investigative Subcommittee.  Pursuant to the Committee’s action, the Investigative Subcommittee shall have jurisdiction to determine whether Representative Henry J. “Trey” Radel III violated the Code of Official Conduct or any law, rule, regulation, or other applicable standard of conduct in the performance of his duties or the discharge of his responsibilities, with respect to conduct forming the basis for criminal charges of possession of cocaine in the District of Columbia, to which Representative Radel pled guilty on November 20, 2013.

The Honorable Charles W. Dent will serve as the Chair of the Investigative Subcommittee, and the Honorable Yvette D. Clarke will serve as the Ranking Member.  The other two members of the Investigative Subcommittee are the Honorable Marsha Blackburn and the Honorable Janice Hahn.  No other public comment will be made on this matter except in accordance with Committee rules.