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.
The contract has a termination date at the end of the Congress, and a maximum amount of $500,000. It is the intent of the Committee in this matter that the final resolution and report should thoroughly address the many questions that have been raised.