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Thank you for your interest in submitting information to the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE).
The OCE is an independent, non-partisan entity charged with reviewing allegations of misconduct against Members, officers, and staff of the United States House of Representatives.
The OCE will accept and review information concerning allegations within its jurisdiction. Please note that a submission of information does not automatically result in an investigation. The decision to begin an investigation (preliminary review) lies solely with the OCE Board. Further, the OCE is not able to provide information about whether the Board has authorized a review or whether the OCE has conducted an investigation related to the information you submit.
The following information should be included in any submission:
  1. the name, address, telephone number and e-mail address, if any, of the person submitting the information, and the organization s/he is affiliated with, if any;

  2. the full name of the subject of the allegation;

  3. the date(s) the alleged conduct occurred;

  4. a concise statement of facts (or, the source of the information in the event that the person submitting the information does not have first-hand knowledge of the facts);

  5. the law, regulation or rule allegedly violated, if known;

  6. if applicable, name(s) and contact information for any potential witness(es);

  7. if applicable, copies of any documents related to the allegation;

  8. an affirmation of the person submitting the information that "to the best of my knowledge and ability all evidence submitted was not obtained in violation of any law, rule or regulation"; and

  9. a signed declaration acknowledging that section 1001 of title 18 United States Code (popularly known as the False Statement Act) applies to the information provided. A copy of the False Statements is available on the OCE's website and can be provided on request.

Last Updated Wednesday, February 12, 2014