OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Aaron Schock
On August 30, 2012, the Office of Congressional Ethics transmitted a referral to the Committee on Ethics of the United States House of Representatives regarding Rep. Aaron Schock.
Nature of Review
In March 2012, Representative Aaron Schock may have solicited contributions for an independent expenditure-only political committee in excess of $5,000 per donor, in violation of federal law, House rules, and standards of conduct.
The Board of the OCE recommends that the Committee on Ethics further review the above allegation because there is a substantial reason to believe that Representative Schock violated federal law, House rules, and standards of conduct.
On February 6, 2013, the Committee on Ethics released a statement indicating it would continue to gather information necessary to complete its review. The Committee published the OCE report and findings and announced the allegations would be further reviewed pursuant to Committee Rule 18(a).