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

Sep 30, 2014

 Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(g), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee

on Ethics (Committee) determined on September 30, 2014, to release the following statement:

 

On July 2, 2014, the Committee on Ethics received a referral from the Office of

Congressional Ethics (OCE) regarding Representative Tom Petri. Pursuant to House Rule XI,

clause 3(b)(8)(A) and Committee Rule 17 A, the Chairman and Ranking Member jointly decided

on August 18, 2014, to extend the Committee's review of the matter. In order to gather

additional information necessary to complete its review, the Committee will review the matter

pursuant to Committee Rule 18(a). The Committee notes that the mere fact of conducting further

review of a referral, and any mandatory disclosure of such further review, does not itself indicate

that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee.

 

In order to comply with Committee Rule 7 regarding confidentiality, out of fairness to all

respondents, and to assure the integrity of its work, the Committee will refrain from making

further public statements on this matter pending completion of its initial review.

 

Pursuant to Committee Rule 17 A, the Committee hereby publishes OCE's Report and

Findings relating to allegations against Representative Petri and Representative Petri 's

submission to the Committee.