On June 23, 2022, the Office of Congressional Ethics transmitted a referral to the Committee on Ethics of the United States House of Representatives regarding Rep. Carolyn Maloney.
Nature of the Review
Representative Carolyn Maloney may have accepted impermissible gifts associated with her attendance at the Met Gala in 2018, 2019, and 2021.
If Rep. Maloney accepted impermissible gifts, then she may have violated House rules, standards of conduct, and federal law.
The Board recommended that the Committee further review the above allegation concerning Rep. Maloney because there is substantial reason to believe that she solicited or accepted impermissible gifts associated with her attendance at the Met Gala.
On October 27, 2022, the Committee on Ethics released a statement indicating it would extend the matter regarding Rep. Maloney pursuant to Committee Rule 17(a).
On November 21, 2022, the Committee on Ethics released a statement announcing it would continue to gather the 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).