Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Jim Baird
Pursuant to Committee Rule 7, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined to release the following statement:
On November 18, 2021, the Committee received a notification from the Office of the Sergeant at Arms that Representative Jim Baird has been fined pursuant to House Resolution 73. Representative Baird appealed the fine to the Committee on December 3, 2021, after the Committee adopted its written rules. Pursuant to Section 1(b)(2) of House Resolution 73, 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.
On December 8, 2021, a majority of the Committee agreed to the appeal. Pursuant to Section 1(b)(2) of House Resolution 73, the Committee hereby publishes the required notification and Representative Baird’s written appeal.