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Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Blake Farenthold

Dec 13, 2017

The Committee on Ethics (Committee) previously issued a statement indicating that it unanimously voted on December 7, 2017, to establish an Investigative Subcommittee in the Matter of Representative Blake Farenthold. The Committee’s statement noted that the Committee would announce the Members who will serve on the Investigative Subcommittee in the next week.

Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Blake Farenthold

Dec 7, 2017

In accordance with House Rule XI, clause 3, and Committee Rules 10(a)(2) and 18, the Committee on Ethics (Committee) unanimously voted on December 7, 2017, to establish an Investigative Subcommittee. Pursuant to the Committee’s action, the Investigative Subcommittee shall have jurisdiction to determine whether Representative Blake Farenthold 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 that he, or any person acting on his behalf, sexually harassed a former member of his staff, discriminated against her on the basis of her gender, and retaliated against her for complaining of discriminatory conduct, and allegations that Representative Farenthold made inappropriate statements to other members of his official staff.

Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Trent Franks

Dec 7, 2017

In accordance with House Rule XI, clause 3, and Committee Rules 10(a)(2), 16(e)(2), and 18, the Committee on Ethics (Committee) unanimously voted on December 7, 2017, to establish an Investigative Subcommittee. Pursuant to the Committee’s action, the Investigative Subcommittee shall have jurisdiction to determine whether Representative Trent Franks engaged in conduct that constitutes sexual harassment and/or retaliation for opposing sexual harassment, in violation of House Rules, law, regulations, or other standards of conduct.