Ethics

Committee on Ethics

Susan Brooks

New Employee Ethics Training

2017/04/20

This training is intended for new employees only and provides a general overview of the ethics laws and rules applicable to all House staff. 

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

2017/04/06

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

          The Committee is aware of public allegations that Representative Devin Nunes may have made unauthorized disclosures of classified information, in violation of House Rules, law, regulations, or other standards of conduct.  The Committee, pursuant to Committee Rule 18(a), is investigating and gathering more information regarding these allegations. 

          The Committee has determined to investigate these allegations in order to fulfill its institutional obligation, under House Rule X, clause 11(g)(4), to investigate certain allegations of unauthorized disclosures of classified information, and to determine if there has been any violation of the Code of Official Conduct under House Rule XXIII, clause 13.  The Committee notes that the mere fact that it is investigating these allegations, and publicly disclosing its 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.

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Financial Disclosure Training

2017/04/05

The course will be an in-depth discussion of how to complete the annual Financial Disclosure Statement. Participants must be senior staff employees (paid at above $119,553.60) in order to receive ethics training credit.

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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Financial Disclosure Training

2017/04/05

The course will be an in-depth discussion of how to complete the annual Financial Disclosure Statement. Participants must be senior staff employees (paid at above $119,553.60) in order to receive ethics training credit.

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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Financial Disclosure Clinic

2017/04/05

These clinics allow House Members, officers, and employees the opportunity to ask questions they may have regarding their individual public financial disclosure statement. Ethics Committee staff will be available to answer questions and review financial disclosure statements prior to being filed. Committee staff will provide assistance to both paper filers and electronic filers. Please note that only Senior staff will receive senior staff training credit for attending these clinics.

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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Financial Disclosure Clinic

2017/04/05

These clinics allow House Members, officers, and employees the opportunity to ask questions they may have regarding their individual public financial disclosure statement. Ethics Committee staff will be available to answer questions and review financial disclosure statements prior to being filed. Committee staff will provide assistance to both paper filers and electronic filers. Please note that only Senior staff will receive senior staff training credit for attending these clinics.

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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Financial Disclosure Clinic

2017/04/05

These clinics allow House Members, officers, and employees the opportunity to ask questions they may have regarding their individual public financial disclosure statement. Ethics Committee staff will be available to answer questions and review financial disclosure statements prior to being filed. Committee staff will provide assistance to both paper filers and electronic filers. Please note that only Senior staff will receive senior staff training credit for attending these clinics.

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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Financial Disclosure Clinic

2017/04/05

These clinics allow House Members, officers, and employees the opportunity to ask questions they may have regarding their individual public financial disclosure statement. Ethics Committee staff will be available to answer questions and review financial disclosure statements prior to being filed. Committee staff will provide assistance to both paper filers and electronic filers. Please note that only Senior staff will receive senior staff training credit for attending these clinics.

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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Statement of the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Duncan Hunter

2017/03/23

            Pursuant to Committee Rule 7(g), the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined on March 23, 2017, to release the following statement:

            On August 31, 2016, the Committee on Ethics received a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) regarding Representative Duncan Hunter. Pursuant to House Rule XI, clause 3(b)(8)(A) and Committee Rules 17A(b)(1)(A), 17A(c)(1) and 17A(j), the Chairman and Ranking Member jointly decided on December 15, 2016 to extend the Committee's review of the matter.

            The Department of Justice has asked the Committee to defer consideration of this matter and the Committee, following precedent, unanimously voted on March 22, 2017, to defer consideration of this matter at this time. Pursuant to Committee Rule 17A(h)(1), the Committee is making the OCE's Report in this matter public. Under that rule, when the Committee votes to defer in this manner, it must release the Report, but not the Findings, along with a public statement announcing its deferral. At least annually, the Committee will make a public statement if it continues to defer taking action on the matter. The Committee notes that the mere fact of its decision to defer action on this matter, and any mandatory disclosure of that decision and the OCE's Report, does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred.

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Notice of Public Meeting

2017/03/17

The Chairwoman 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 Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. to consider organizational matters relating to the start of the 115th Congress. This is the new date and time for the meeting that was previously scheduled for March 15th and publicly noticed, but was postponed due to changes in the House schedule related to snow affecting Washington, D.C., and the Northeast.

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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