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OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Thomas Garrett

Dec 4, 2018
Investigations

OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Thomas Garrett

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On September 5, 2018, the Office of Congressional Ethics transmitted a referral to the Committee on Ethics of the United States House of Representatives regarding Rep. Thomas Garrett.

Nature of the Review

Representative Garrett may have used his congressional staff to perform unofficial work and personal errands. If Representative Garrett used congressional staff to perform unofficial work and personal errands, then he may have violated House rules and standards of conduct.

OCE Recommendation

The Board recommended that the Committee on Ethics further review the above allegation because there is a substantial reason to believe that Representative Garrett used congressional staff to perform unofficial work and personal errands.

Committee Action

On December 4, 2018, 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).