Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Jamaal Bowman
On October 26, 2023, Representative Jamaal Bowman was charged by the D.C. Attorney General’s Office with a misdemeanor violation of making a false alarm of fire. Pursuant to Committee Rule 18(e)(2) and House Rule XI, clause 3(b)(9), 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.
Pursuant to Committee Rule 10(a), establishment of an ISC and a report to the House regarding the conduct of a Member both require an affirmative vote of a majority of the Members of the Committee. A majority of the Members of the Committee did not agree to establish an ISC or report to the House regarding Representative Bowman’s conduct.