Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Thomas Massie
Pursuant to Committee Rule 7, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined to release the following statement:
On May 20, 2021, the Committee received a notification from the Office of the Sergeant at Arms that Representative Thomas Massie has been fined pursuant to House Resolution 38 and House Rule II, clause 3(g). Representative Massie filed an appeal with the Committee on June 15, 2021, after the Committee adopted its written rules. Pursuant to House Resolution 38 and clause 3(g)(3)(C) of House Rule II, upon receipt of an appeal after the Committee adopts its written rules, the Committee has 30 days to consider the appeal, and the fine will be upheld unless the appeal is agreed to by a majority of the Committee.
A majority of the Committee did not agree to the appeal. Pursuant to House Resolution 38 and clause 3(g)(3)(C) of House Rule II, the Committee hereby publishes the required notification and Representative Massie’s written appeal.