Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Tom Petri
Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(g), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee
on Ethics (Committee) determined on September 30, 2014, to release the following statement:
On July 2, 2014, the Committee on Ethics received a referral from the Office of
Congressional Ethics (OCE) regarding Representative Tom Petri. Pursuant to House Rule XI,
clause 3(b)(8)(A) and Committee Rule 17 A, the Chairman and Ranking Member jointly decided
on August 18, 2014, to extend the Committee's review of the matter. 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.
In order to comply with Committee Rule 7 regarding confidentiality, out of fairness to all
respondents, and to assure the integrity of its work, the Committee will refrain from making
further public statements on this matter pending completion of its initial review.
Pursuant to Committee Rule 17 A, the Committee hereby publishes OCE's Report and
Findings relating to allegations against Representative Petri and Representative Petri 's
submission to the Committee.