Press Releases

Sep 28, 2018

Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Thomas Garrett

On June 8, 2018, the Committee began reviewing allegations related to Representative Thomas Garrett pursuant to Committee Rule 18(a). On June 14, 2018, the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) notified the Committee that it had commenced a preliminary review of related allegations regarding Representative Garrett. OCE transmitted a referral regarding Representative Garrett to the Committee on September 5, 2018.

Sep 6, 2018

Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Duncan Hunter

On March 23, 2017, the Committee on Ethics (“Committee”) announced that it was reviewing allegations referred by the Office of Congressional Ethics (“OCE”) regarding Representative Duncan Hunter. The Committee also announced that because the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) had asked the Committee to defer its consideration of the matter, the Committee had followed precedent and voted unanimously to defer its review at that time. Accordingly, pursuant to Committee Rule 17A(h)(1), the Committee made OCE’s Report, but not its Findings, public at that time. On March 23, 2018, the Committee announced that it was continuing to defer its consideration of the matter at the request of DOJ.

Sep 6, 2018

Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Christopher Collins

On October 12, 2017, the Committee on Ethics (“Committee”) announced that it was reviewing allegations referred by the Office of Congressional Ethics (“OCE”) regarding Representative Christopher Collins. The Committee published OCE’s referral at that time. Subsequently, on August 8, 2018, Representative Collins was indicted on federal charges of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, securities fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, and false statements stemming from allegations separate from those already under review by the Committee. Pursuant to Committee Rule 18(e)(2), within 30 days of a Member being indicted or otherwise formally charged with criminal conduct, the Committee shall either establish an Investigative Subcommittee (“ISC”) or report to the House describing its reasons for not establishing an ISC.

Sep 4, 2018

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

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.

Aug 10, 2018

Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Markwayne Mullin

On August 10, 2018, the Committee released the attached Report regarding allegations relating to Representative Markwayne Mullin.

Jul 26, 2018

Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Pramila Jayapal

On July 26, 2018, the Committee released a Report regarding allegations relating to Representative Pramila Jayapal. The Report can be found on the Committee’s web site: www.ethics.house.gov.

Jun 28, 2018

Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative David Schweikert and Richard Oliver Schwab

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

May 31, 2018

Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Richard Oliver Schwab

Pursuant to House Rule XI, clause 3(b)(8)(A), and Committee Rules 17A(b)(1)(A) and 17A(c)(1), the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics have jointly decided to extend the matter regarding Richard Oliver Schwab, which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on April 16, 2018.

May 31, 2018

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

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 David Schweikert, which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on April 16, 2018.

May 24, 2018

Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics

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

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