Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative David Schweikert

Apr 17, 2019

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

On April 16, 2018, the Committee received a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) regarding Representative David Schweikert.  The matter referred by OCE is currently within the jurisdiction of an Investigative Subcommittee (ISC).    

Pursuant to House Rule XI, clause 3(b)(8)(B)(iii) and Committee Rule 17A(f)(2), if an ISC does not conclude its review within one year after receiving a referral from OCE, the Committee shall make public OCE’s report no later than one year after the referral.  Accordingly, the Committee is making public OCE’s Report in the matter referred to the Committee on April 16, 2018. 

The Committee notes that the mere fact of a continued investigation into these allegations does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred.  No other public comment will be made on this matter except in accordance with Committee rules.