Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Rod Blum

Sep 4, 2018

Pursuant to House Rule XI, clause 3(b)(8)(A), and Committee Rules 17A(b)(1)(A), 17A(c)(1) and 17A(j), the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics have jointly decided to extend the matter regarding Representative Rod Blum, which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on July 19, 2018. 

The Committee notes that the mere fact of a referral or an extension, and the mandatory disclosure of such an extension and the name of the subject of the matter, does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee.

The Committee will announce its course of action in this matter on or before December 17, 2018.