Press Releases

Dec 4, 2018

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

Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(g), the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined on December 4, 2018, to release the following statement:

Nov 26, 2018

Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Jim Renacci

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 Jim Renacci, which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on August 9, 2018.

Nov 20, 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 following statement:

Nov 16, 2018

Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Ruben Kihuen

On November 16, 2018, the Committee released the attached Report regarding allegations relating to Representative Ruben Kihuen.

Nov 16, 2018

Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Mark Meadows

On November 16, 2018, the Committee released the attached Report regarding allegations relating to Representative Mark Meadows.

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.

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