Ethics

Committee on Ethics

Susan Brooks

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

2017/08/09

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:

On May 11, 2017, the Committee on Ethics received a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) regarding Representative John Conyers, Jr.  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 jointly decided on June 26, 2017, to extend the Committee’s review of the matter.  In order to gather additional information necessary to complete its review, the Committee will review the matter pursuant to Committee Rule 18(a).  The Committee notes that the mere fact of conducting further review of a referral, and any mandatory disclosure of such further review, does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee.

In order to comply with Committee Rule 7 regarding confidentiality, out of fairness to all respondents, and to assure the integrity of its work, the Committee will refrain from making further public statements on this matter pending completion of its initial review.

Pursuant to Committee Rule 17A, the Committee hereby publishes OCE’s Report and Findings relating to allegations against Representative Conyers, and Representative Conyers’ response to OCE’s Report and Findings.

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

2017/08/09

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:

On May 11, 2017, the Committee on Ethics received a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) regarding Mr. Michael 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 jointly decided on June 26, 2017, to extend the Committee’s review of the matter.  In order to gather additional information necessary to complete its review, the Committee will review the matter pursuant to Committee Rule 18(a).  The Committee notes that the mere fact of conducting further review of a referral, and any mandatory disclosure of such further review, does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee.

In order to comply with Committee Rule 7 regarding confidentiality, out of fairness to all respondents, and to assure the integrity of its work, the Committee will refrain from making further public statements on this matter pending completion of its initial review.

Pursuant to Committee Rule 17A, the Committee hereby publishes OCE’s Report and Findings relating to allegations against Mr. Collins, and Mr. Collins’ response to OCE’s Report and Findings.

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Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Roger Williams

2017/08/01

On August 1, 2017, the Committee released the attached Report regarding allegations relating to Representative Roger Williams.

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Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Ben Ray Luján

2017/08/01

On August 1, 2017, the Committee released the attached Report regarding allegations relating to Representative Ben Ray Luján.

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

2017/07/27

          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 have jointly decided to extend the matter regarding Delegate Madeleine Bordallo, which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on June 12, 2017. 

          The Committee notes that the mere fact of a referral or an extension, and the mandatory disclosure of such an extension and the name of the subject of the matter, does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee.

          The Committee will announce its course of action in this matter on or before Monday, September 11, 2017.  

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Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Ben Ray Luján

2017/06/26

          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 Ben Ray Luján, which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on May 11, 2017.

          The Committee notes that the mere fact of a referral or an extension, and the mandatory disclosure of such an extension and the name of the subject of the matter, does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee.

          The Committee will announce its course of action in this matter on or before Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

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

2017/06/26

          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 John Conyers, Jr. which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on May 11, 2017.

          The Committee notes that the mere fact of a referral or an extension, and the mandatory disclosure of such an extension and the name of the subject of the matter, does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee.

          The Committee will announce its course of action in this matter on or before Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

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

2017/06/26

        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 Michael Collins, which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on May 11, 2017.

        The Committee notes that the mere fact of a referral or an extension, and the mandatory disclosure of such an extension and the name of the subject of the matter, does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee.

        The Committee will announce its course of action in this matter on or before Wednesday,  August 9, 2017.

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General Ethics Training

2017/06/13

All staff must complete one hour of ethics training during each calendar year. This course fulfills the yearly requirement for 2015. This session is for existing staff and does not fulfill the New Employee training requirement. In addition to this training, Senior Staff are required complete a specialized Senior Staff training before the end of the 114th Congress. Available via HouseConnect.

To register, click here.  If it is your first time using the system, you may need to create an account before you can register for the course.

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General Ethics Training

2017/06/13

All staff must complete one hour of ethics training during each calendar year. This course fulfills the yearly requirement for 2015. This session is for existing staff and does not fulfill the New Employee training requirement. In addition to this training, Senior Staff are required complete a specialized Senior Staff training before the end of the 114th Congress. Available via HouseConnect.

To register, click here.  If it is your first time using the system, you may need to create an account before you can register for the course.

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ethics.house.gov


Membership

Susan Brooks

INDIANA's 5th DISTRICT