Press Releases

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.

Feb 17, 2012

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics

Pursuant to Committee Rules 7(d) and 7(g), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics determined on February 17, 2012, to release the following statement and attached letter: Today, Speaker Boehner laid before the House the attached letter from the Chairman of the Committee regarding the voluntary recusal of six members of the Committee from the Matter of Representative Maxine Waters.

Feb 6, 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 February 6, 2012, to release the following statement: On November 8, 2011, 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 December 22, 2011, to extend the Committee’s review of the matter until February 6, 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.

Feb 2, 2012

2011 Annual Report

Jan 11, 2012

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Alcee L. Hastings

Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(g), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined on January 11, 2012, to release the following statement: On October 13, 2011, the Committee received a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) regarding Representative Alcee L. Hastings. 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 November 28, 2011, to extend the Committee’s review of the matter until January 11, 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.

Dec 22, 2011

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 November 8, 2011.

Dec 20, 2011

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

Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(d) and 7(g), the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined on December 14, 2011, to release the following statement: On October 13, 2011, the Committee received a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) regarding twelve $5,000 contributions to Representative Don Young’s legal expense trust fund (LEF). The Committee, pursuant to Committee Rule 18(a), conducted a further review of the matter as recommended by OCE. Following the conclusion of the Committee’s further review, the Committee unanimously voted on December 14, 2011, to release a public Report finding that Representative Young did not violate any provision of the Code of Official Conduct or any law, rule, regulation, or other standard of conduct with respect to the receipt of these contributions.

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