On August 16, 2019, the Office of Congressional Ethics transmitted a referral to the Committee on Ethics of the United States House of Representatives regarding Rep. Ross Spano.
Nature of the Review
Rep. Spano may have received improper loans to support his election to the House of Representatives. The amount of the loans may have exceeded federal campaign contribution limits. If the loans exceeded federal campaign contribution limits, then Rep. Spano may have violated House rules and federal law.
The Board recommended that the Committee further review the above allegation concerning Rep. Spano because there is substantial reason to beleive that Rep. Spano received improper loans, in excess of federal campaign contribution limits, to support his election to the House of Representatives.
On November 14, 2019, the Committee released a statement that it is deferring consideration of the matter pursuant to Committee Rule 17A(h)(1). At least annually, the Committee will make a public statement if it continues to defer taking action on the matter.
On November 16, 2020, the Committee released a statement that it received a request from the Department of Justice, and the Committee unanimously voted to defer consideration of this matter at this time.