Press Releases

Dec 7, 2017

Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Blake Farenthold

In accordance with House Rule XI, clause 3, and Committee Rules 10(a)(2) and 18, the Committee on Ethics (Committee) unanimously voted on December 7, 2017, to establish an Investigative Subcommittee. Pursuant to the Committee’s action, the Investigative Subcommittee shall have jurisdiction to determine whether Representative Blake Farenthold violated the Code of Official Conduct or any law, rule, regulation, or other applicable standard of conduct in the performance of his duties or the discharge of his responsibilities, with respect to allegations that he, or any person acting on his behalf, sexually harassed a former member of his staff, discriminated against her on the basis of her gender, and retaliated against her for complaining of discriminatory conduct, and allegations that Representative Farenthold made inappropriate statements to other members of his official staff.

Dec 7, 2017

Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Trent Franks

In accordance with House Rule XI, clause 3, and Committee Rules 10(a)(2), 16(e)(2), and 18, the Committee on Ethics (Committee) unanimously voted on December 7, 2017, to establish an Investigative Subcommittee. Pursuant to the Committee’s action, the Investigative Subcommittee shall have jurisdiction to determine whether Representative Trent Franks engaged in conduct that constitutes sexual harassment and/or retaliation for opposing sexual harassment, in violation of House Rules, law, regulations, or other standards of conduct.

Dec 7, 2017

Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Devin Nunes

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

Dec 1, 2017

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: Today the Committee sent the attached letter to the Office of Compliance requesting information from that office.

Nov 21, 2017

Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative John Conyers, Jr.

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

Oct 12, 2017

Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Chris Collins

Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(g), the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined on October 12, 2017, to release the following statement:

Sep 14, 2017

Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Luis V. Gutiérrez

On September 14, 2017, the Committee released a Report regarding allegations relating to Representative Luis V. Gutiérrez. The Report can be found on the Committee’s web site: www.ethics.house.gov.

Sep 11, 2017

Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Delegate Madeleine Bordallo

Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(g), the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined on September 11, 2017, to release the following statement:

Aug 28, 2017

Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Chris Collins

Pursuant to House Rule XI, clause 3(b)(8)(A), and Committee Rules 17A(b)(1)(A) and 17A(c)(1), the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) have jointly decided to extend the matter regarding Representative Chris Collins, which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on July 14, 2017.

Aug 9, 2017

Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative John Conyers, Jr.

Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(g), the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined on August 9, 2017, to release the following statement:

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