Announcement from House Committee on Ethics
Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–March 20, 2014. The following is a statement from Douglas G. Rivlin, the Director of Communication in the Office of Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL-04):
“The OCE referral to the House Committee on Ethics relates to whether a long-standing contract was allowable under House rules. The contract for services was reviewed and approved by the House of Representatives and submitted for renewal each Congress for 10 years. It was consistently and properly reported. Rep. Gutiérrez cancelled the contract last year.
“Rep. Gutiérrez cooperated fully with the OCE during its review and will continue to do so with the Committee. As the Committee has noted, an OCE referral does not indicate that any violation has occurred or reflect a judgment on behalf of the Committee.”