Press Releases

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.

Dec 16, 2011

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

The Committee on Ethics has voted unanimously to extend the contract of William R. Martin to continue his service as outside counsel to the Committee in the matter of Representative Maxine Waters. The Committee’s goal has been and remains to resolve this matter as expeditiously as possible, but due to unavoidable delays, additional time is needed for outside counsel to complete his initial review and report his findings and conclusions to the full Committee, which will then determine whether the matter should proceed. The Committee’s decision to extend the contract does not indicate that the Committee has made any findings or reached any conclusions, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee.

Dec 2, 2011

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(g), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined on December 2, 2011, to release the following statement:

Nov 28, 2011

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

Pursuant to House Rule XI, Clause 3(a)(8)(A) and Committee Rules 17A(b)(1)(A) and 17 A( c)(1), the Chairman and Ranking Member ofthe Committee on Ethics have jointly decided to extend the matters regarding Representative Alcee L. Hastings and Representative Don Young, which were transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on October 13,2011.

Nov 4, 2011

Statement of the Chairman and Acting Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics regarding Representative Laura Richardson

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 November 3, 2011, to establish an investigative subcommittee. Pursuant to the Committee’s action, the investigative subcommittee shall have jurisdiction to determine whether Representative Laura Richardson 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 use of official House resources and personnel for work related to campaign activities and other non-official purposes.

Oct 18, 2011

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics regarding Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr.

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 Jesse Jackson, Jr., which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) on August 6, 2009 and deferred, pursuant to Committee Rule 17A. After the recent withdrawal of the request for deferral, the Committee voted on October 13, 2011 to end the deferral period. Pursuant to Rule 17A, the Committee has refrained from taking action during the deferral period.

Aug 5, 2011

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member Regarding Representative Luis V. Gutierrez

Today, the Committee transmitted the attached Report to the House regarding Representative Luis V. Gutierrez, who was arrested on July 26, 2011, in Washington, D.C., during a protest outside of the White House.

Aug 5, 2011

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member Regarding Gregory Hill

Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(d) and 7(g), the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined on August 1, 2011, to release the following statement:

Aug 5, 2011

Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member Regarding Representative Jean Schmidt

Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(d) and 7(g), the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined on August 1, 2011, to release the following statement:

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