Press Releases

Jul 3, 2014

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Disclosure of Privately Sponsored Travel

Earlier this year, the Committee adopted several changes to its guidance regarding financial disclosure reporting. Among them was a revision to no longer require limited reporting of officially connected, privately sponsored travel on annual financial disclosure reports, provided that a much more detailed, publicly available report of the trip had already been filed. Some recent press reports regarding this change have created confusion in the House community by suggesting that Members and House staff no longer have to make any disclosure of privately sponsored travel, that the public would no longer have access to any information about privately sponsored travel, and that the rules governing what types of privately sponsored travel are acceptable have been changed. None of that is correct.

Jun 25, 2014

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Michael Grimm

Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(g) and 17A(j), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined on June 25, 2014, to release the following statement:

Jun 20, 2014

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Don Young

On June 20, 2014, the Committee transmitted the attached Report to the House regarding allegations relating to Representative Don Young.

Jun 11, 2014

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Steve Stockman

Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(g), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined on June 11, 2014, to release the following statement:

May 23, 2014

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Michael Grimm

In accordance with House Rule XI, clause 3, H. Res. 451, and Committee Rules 1 O(a)(2) and 18(e)(2), the Committee on Ethics (Committee) unanimously voted on May 8, 2014, to establish an Investigative Subcommittee. Pursuant to the Committee's action, the Investigative Subcommittee shall have jurisdiction to determine whether Representative Michael Grimm 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 allegations forming the basis for criminal charges of obstructing the tax law, conspiracy to defraud the United States, aiding and abetting tax evasion, health care fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, unlawful employment of aliens, obstruction of an official proceeding, and perjury, as filed against him in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York on April 25, 2014.

May 5, 2014

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Luis V. Gutiérrez

Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(g), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined on May 5, 2014, to release the following statement:

Apr 28, 2014

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Steve Stockman

Pursuant to House Rule XI, Clause 3(b)(8)(A) and Committee Rules 17A(b)(1)(A) and 17A(c)(1), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics have jointly decided to extend the matter regarding Representative Steve Stockman, which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on March 13, 2014.

Mar 24, 2014

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Markwayne Mullin

Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(g), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined on March 24, 2014, to release the following statement:

Mar 24, 2014

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(g), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined on March 24, 2014, to release the following statement:

Mar 20, 2014

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Luis V. Gutiérrez

Pursuant to House Rule XI, clause 3(b)(8)(A), and Committee Rules 17A(b)(1)(A), 17A(c)(1), and 17A(j), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) have jointly decided to extend the matter regarding Representative Luis V. Gutiérrez, which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on December 4, 2013.

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