Committee on Ethics

Charlie Dent

Financial Disclosure Training

2015/03/27

In addition to the annual ethics training requirement, both new and existing employees who are “senior staff” must complete an additional hour of senior staff training each Congress.  Please note that attending this training will satisfy your required, additional hour of senior staff training for the 114th Congress.   

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Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Ed Whitfield

2015/03/27

In accordance with House Rule XI, clause 3, and Committee Rules 10(a)(2) and 18, the Committee on Ethics (Committee) unanimously voted on March 25, 2015, to establish an Investigative Subcommittee.  Pursuant to the Committee’s action, the Investigative Subcommittee shall have jurisdiction to determine whether Representative Ed Whitfield 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 failed to prohibit lobbying contacts between his staff and his wife, improperly used his official position for the beneficial interest of himself or his wife, and dispensed special favors or privileges to either his wife, the Humane Society Legislative Fund, or the Humane Society of the United States.

The Committee has determined to take this action based upon a discretionary review of the allegations, as well as evidence obtained pursuant to Committee Rule 18(a), authorized by the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee for the 113th Congress.  On June 10, 2014, the Committee received a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) regarding the aforementioned allegations.  The Committee publicly released that referral on November 10, 2014, in accordance with House and Committee Rules.  As provided by House Rule X, clause 1(g) and Committee Rule 17A(a), the Committee has exclusive jurisdiction over the interpretation, administration, and enforcement of the Code of Official Conduct.  Consistent with the Committee’s rules, it reviews OCE’s Report and Findings without prejudice or presumptions as to the merit of the allegations.

The Committee notes that the mere fact of establishing an Investigative Subcommittee does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred.

The Honorable Kenny Marchant will serve as the Chair of the Investigative Subcommittee, and the Honorable Ted Deutch will serve as the Ranking Member.  The other two members of the Investigative Subcommittee are the Honorable Barbara Comstock and the Honorable John Carney.  No other public comment will be made on this matter except in accordance with Committee rules.  

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Financial Disclosure Training

2015/03/25

In addition to the annual ethics training requirement, both new and existing employees who are “senior staff” must complete an additional hour of senior staff training each Congress.  Please note that attending this training will satisfy your required, additional hour of senior staff training for the 114th Congress.   

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New Employee Ethics Training - DC Staff

2015/03/06

New employees who work in the Capitol Hill offices must attend a live ethics training briefing.

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New Employee Ethics Training - DC Staff

2015/02/25

New employees who work in the Capitol Hill offices must attend a live ethics training briefing.

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New Employee Ethics Training - DC Staff

2015/02/25

New employees who work in the Capitol Hill offices must attend a live ethics training briefing.

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Notice of Public Meeting

2015/02/09

The Chairman with the concurrence of the Ranking Member pursuant to clause 2(g)(3) of House Rule XI, has scheduled a public meeting of the Committee to be held in Room 1015, Longworth House Office Building on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. to consider organizational matters relating to the start of the 114th Congress.

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New Employee Ethics Training - DC Staff

2015/01/30

New employees who work in the Capitol Hill offices must attend a live ethics training briefing.

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Financial Disclosure Training

2014/12/19

In addition to the annual ethics training requirement, both new and existing employees who are “senior staff” must complete an additional hour of senior staff training each Congress.  Please note that attending this training will satisfy your required, additional hour of senior staff training for the 114th Congress.   

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Financial Disclosure Training

2014/12/19

In addition to the annual ethics training requirement, both new and existing employees who are “senior staff” must complete an additional hour of senior staff training each Congress.  Please note that attending this training will satisfy your required, additional hour of senior staff training for the 114th Congress.   

Click here to register.

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Contact Information

1015 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-7103
Fax 202-225-7392
ethics.house.gov


Membership

Susan Brooks

INDIANA's 5th DISTRICT

Michael Conaway

TEXAS' 11th DISTRICT

Charlie Dent

PENNSYLVANIA's 15th DISTRICT

Trey Gowdy

SOUTH CAROLINA's 4th DISTRICT

Patrick Meehan

PENNSYLVANIA's 7th DISTRICT