House Ethics Committee More Investigations on Rep. Conyers and Staff Member Michael Collins

House Ethics Committee August 9, 2017 On May 11, 2017, the Committee on Ethics received a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) regarding Representative John Conyers, Jr.  The Chairwoman and Ranking Member jointly decided on June 26, 2017, to extend the Committee’s review of the matter by August 8, 2017. Yesterday’s press release said that further review is needed. In the case of Rep. Conyers, the referral involved possible payments to his Chief of Staff above her level of compensation which might be against House rules and the law. The Committee notes as always the mere fact of … Continue reading