Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Tom Petri

Aug 18, 2014

Pursuant to House Rule XI, clause 3(b)(8)(A), and Committee Rules 17 A(b)(l)(A), and 17 A(c)(1), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics have jointly decided to extend the matter regarding Representative Tom Petri, which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on July 2, 2014. 

The Committee notes that the mere fact of a referral or an extension, and the mandatory disclosure of such an extension and the name of the subject of the matter, does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee. 

The Committee will announce its course of action in this matter on or before Tuesday, September 30, 2014.