Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Ilhan Omar
Pursuant to Committee Rule 7, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined to release the following statement:
On December 22, 2021, the Committee received a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) regarding allegations that Representative Ilhan Omar may have omitted required information from her annual financial disclosure reports and may have received an advance payment on royalties relating to her memoir. In its referral, OCE unanimously recommended that the Committee dismiss the matter.
A majority of the Committee did not vote to dismiss the matter. Pursuant to House Rule XI, clause 3(b)(8)(E) and Committee Rule 17A(g), the Committee hereby publishes OCE’s Report relating to allegations against Representative Omar. OCE did not transmit findings to the Committee in this matter, so no findings are published.
House Rule XI, clause 3 and Committee Rule 17A provide for no specific further action. The Committee will not further review the matter.