Press Releases

Jul 17, 2012

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

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 Robert Andrews, which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on April 2, 2012.

Jul 10, 2012

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Vernon G. Buchanan

Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(g), the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined on July 10, 2012, to release the following statement:

Jul 9, 2012

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Shelley Berkley

In accordance with Clause 3 of House Rule XI and Committee Rules 14(a)(3) and 18, the Committee on Ethics (the Committee) unanimously voted on June 29, 2012, to establish an investigative subcommittee. Pursuant to the Committee’s action, the investigative subcommittee shall have jurisdiction to determine whether Representative Shelley Berkley violated the Code of Official Conduct or any law, rule, regulation, or other applicable standard of conduct in the performance of her duties or the discharge of her responsibilities, with respect to alleged communications and activities with or on behalf of entities in which Representative Berkley’s husband had a financial interest.

Jun 8, 2012

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

Today, all 10 members of the Committee on Ethics in the Matter of Representative Maxine Waters sent the attached response to a letter received on June 7, 2012, from colleagues.

Jun 6, 2012

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

Today, acting Chairman Bob Goodlatte, and acting Ranking Member John Yarmuth, informed Representative Waters of the unanimous findings of the Committee on Ethics that no due process rights of Representative Waters have been violated by the Committee in the previous or current Congress.

May 9, 2012

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Vernon G. Buchanan

Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(g), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined on May 9, 2012, to release the following statement: On February 9, 2012, the Committee received a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) regarding Representative Vernon G. Buchanan. 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 jointly decided on March 23, 2012, to extend the Committee’s review of the matter until May 9, 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.

Mar 23, 2012

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Vern Buchanan

Pursuant to House Rule XI, Clause 3(a)(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 Vern Buchanan, which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on February 9, 2012.

Mar 23, 2012

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Shelley Berkley

Pursuant to House Rule XI, Clause 3(a)(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 Shelley Berkley, which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) on February 9, 2012.

Mar 22, 2012

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Arrests of Members of the House During a Protest Outside the Embassy of Sudan in Washington, D.C., on March 16, 2012

Today, the Committee transmitted the attached Report to the House regarding the arrests of Members of the House during a protest outside the Embassy of Sudan in Washington, D.C., on March 16, 2012.

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