Press Releases

Dec 14, 2012

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Bill Owens

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 have jointly decided to extend the matter regarding Representative Bill Owens, which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on August 30, 2012.

Nov 28, 2012

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Silvestre Reyes

Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(g), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined on November 28, 2012, to release the following statement:

Nov 26, 2012

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

Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(g), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined on November 26, 2012, to release the following statement:

Oct 12, 2012

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Silvestre Reyes

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 Silvestre Reyes, which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on August 30, 2012.

Sep 25, 2012

Statement of the Acting Chairman and Acting Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Maxine Waters

Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(g), the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined on September 25, 2012, to release the following statement:

Sep 20, 2012

Statement of the Acting Chairman and Acting Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding the Matter of Representative Maxine Waters

Acting Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Acting Ranking Member John A. Yarmuth announce that the Committee on Ethics will hold a public hearing in the Matter of Representative Maxine Waters tomorrow, Friday, September 21, at 9:15 a.m. in Room 1310 of the Longworth House Office Building.

Aug 31, 2012

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Robert Andrews

Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(g), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined on August 31, 2012, to release the following statement: On April 2, 2012, the Committee received a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) regarding Representative Robert Andrews. 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 jointly decided on July 17, 2012, to extend the Committee’s review of the matter until August 31, 2012. 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.

Aug 7, 2012

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding S. 3510 and Periodic Transaction Reports

Last Thursday, Congress passed S. 3510, which, when signed into law, would make two limited changes to the STOCK Act (S. 2038). Due to misleading press reports about S. 3510, the Committee heard from numerous filers who thought that the implementation of the entire STOCK Act had been delayed, and therefore they mistakenly believed they could postpone compliance with the STOCK Act in general. This impression is NOT correct.

Aug 2, 2012

Statement of Acting Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Acting Ranking Member John Yarmuth

The Committee on Ethics in the Matter of Representative Maxine Waters has voted unanimously to extend the contract of William R. Martin as outside counsel to the Committee in this matter. That contract has been approved by the Committee on House Administration. Pursuant to the contract, Mr. Martin will continue to work closely with the Committee as it attempts to complete this matter. We are fully committed to resolving this matter as early in the remainder of this Congress as is possible to do in a thorough, fair and deliberate manner.

Aug 1, 2012

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Allegations Relating to Representative Laura Richardson

Pursuant to House Rule XI Clause 3(q)(2)(D), today the Chairman of the Committee on Ethics, Representative Jo Bonner, and the Ranking Member, Representative Linda T. Sánchez, submitted a report to the House of Representatives in the Matter of Allegations Relating to Representative Laura Richardson. The full Committee report includes the report of the Investigative Subcommittee (ISC) in this matter, along with the responsive views of Representative Richardson. The full Committee report also addresses the concerns and arguments made by Representative Richardson in her views.

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