Office of Congressional Ethics

Office of Congressional Ethics The mission of the OCE is to assist the United States House of Representatives in upholding high standards of ethical conduct for its Members, Officers and staff and, in so doing, to serve the American people.
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The OCE is an independent, non-partisan entity charged with reviewing allegations of misconduct against Members, officers, and staff of the United States House of Representatives and, when appropriate, referring matters to the House Committee on Ethics. In all but one set of circumstances, the report and findings of the OCE Board must be publicly released. The OCE is governed by an eight-person Board whose members are private citizens and cannot serve as Members of Congress or work for the federal government. The OCE's investigations have two stages: (1) a preliminary review, which is completed in 30 days; and, (2) a second-phase review which is completed in 45 days, with the possibility of a 14 day extension. The Board must authorize each preliminary and second-phase review. At the end of any second phase review, the Board must recommend to the Ethics Committee either that the matter requires the Committee's further review or that it should dismiss the matter. When it makes its recommendation, the OCE Board may also transmit to the Ethics Committee a report that includes, among other things, findings of fact and citations to laws, rules or regulations that may have been violated.

Operating as usual

The OCE's latest referral is now available on our website:
07/31/2020
OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Sanford Bishop

The OCE's latest referral is now available on our website:

On February 10, 2020, the Office of Congressional Ethics transmitted a referral to the Committee on Ethics of the United States House of Representatives regarding Rep. Sanford Bishop.

The OCE's second quarter 2020 report is now available:
07/23/2020
Second Quarter 2020 Report

The OCE's second quarter 2020 report is now available:

OCE Second Quarter 2020 Report Below is a statistical summary of the actions taken by the Board of the OCE in the second quarter of 2020.

The OCE's first quarter 2020 report is now available:
05/06/2020
OCE First Quarter 2020 Report

The OCE's first quarter 2020 report is now available:

OCE First Quarter 2020 Report Below is a statistical summary of the actions taken by the Board of the OCE in the first quarter of 2020.

The OCE's fourth quarter 2019 report is now available.
01/29/2020
OCE Fourth Quarter 2019 Report

The OCE's fourth quarter 2019 report is now available.

OCE Fourth Quarter 2019 Report Below is a statistical summary of the actions taken by the Board of the OCE in the fourth quarter of 2019.

The OCE's latest referral is now available on our website:
12/17/2019
OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Lori Trahan

The OCE's latest referral is now available on our website:

On September 18, 2019, the Office of Congressional Ethics transmitted a referral to the Committee on Ethics of the United States House of Representatives regarding Rep. Lori Trahan.

The OCE's latest public report is now available on our website:
11/14/2019
OCE Report Regarding Rep. Ross Spano

The OCE's latest public report is now available on our website:

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.

The OCE's latest referral is now available on our website:
11/14/2019
OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Rashida Tlaib

The OCE's latest referral is now available on our website:

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. Rashida Tlaib.

11/14/2019
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The OCE's latest referral is now available on our website:

The OCE's third quarter 2019 report is now available.
10/17/2019
OCE Third Quarter 2019 Report

The OCE's third quarter 2019 report is now available.

OCE Third Quarter 2019 Report Below is a statistical summary of the actions taken by the Board of the OCE in the third quarter of 2019.

The OCE's second quarter 2019 report is now available.
07/25/2019
Second Quarter 2019 Report

The OCE's second quarter 2019 report is now available.

OCE Second Quarter 2019 Report Below is a statistical summary of the actions taken by the Board of the OCE in the second quarter of 2019.

The OCE's first quarter 2019 report is now available.
04/24/2019
First Quarter 2019 Report

The OCE's first quarter 2019 report is now available.

OCE First Quarter 2019 Report Below is a statistical summary of the actions taken by the Board of the OCE in the first quarter of 2019.

The OCE's fourth quarter 2018 report is now available.
03/20/2019
Fourth Quarter 2018 Report

The OCE's fourth quarter 2018 report is now available.

OCE Fourth Quarter 2018 Report Below is a statistical summary of the actions taken by the Board of the OCE in the fourth quarter of 2018.

The OCE's latest referral is now available on our website:
12/17/2018
OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Rod Blum

The OCE's latest referral is now available on our website:

On July 19, 2018, the Office of Congressional Ethics transmitted a referral to the Committee on Ethics of the United States House of Representatives regarding Rep. Rod Blum.

The OCE's latest referral is now available on our website:
12/04/2018
OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Thomas Garrett

The OCE's latest referral is now available on our website:

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.

The OCE's third quarter 2018 report is now available.
11/08/2018
Third Quarter 2018 Report

The OCE's third quarter 2018 report is now available.

OCE Third Quarter 2018 Report Below is a statistical summary of the actions taken by the Board of the OCE in the third quarter of 2018.

The OCE's second quarter 2018 report is now available.
08/01/2018
Second Quarter 2018 Report

The OCE's second quarter 2018 report is now available.

OCE Second Quarter 2018 Report Below is a statistical summary of the actions taken by the Board of the OCE in the second quarter of 2018.

The OCE's first quarter 2018 report is now available.
04/24/2018
First Quarter 2018 Report

The OCE's first quarter 2018 report is now available.

OCE First Quarter 2018 Report Below is a statistical summary of the actions taken by the Board of the OCe in the first quarter of 2018.

The OCE's latest referral is now available on our website:
04/05/2018
OCE Referral Regarding Rep. John J. Duncan Jr.

The OCE's latest referral is now available on our website:

On December 19, 2017, the Office of Congressional Ethics transmitted a referral to the Committee on Ethics of the United States House of Representatives regarding Rep. John J. Duncan Jr.

10/24/2017
Third Quarter 2017 Report – Office of Congressional Ethics

The OCE's third quarter 2017 report is now available.

October 24, 2017October 24, 2017, 115th Congress, Quarterly Reports OCE Third Quarter 2017 Report Below is a statistical summary of the actions taken by the Board of the OCE in the third quarter of 2017. Below is a chart of the matter that the OCE referred to the Committee on Ethics that was release...

10/12/2017
OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Chris Collins – Office of Congressional Ethics

The OCE's latest referral is now available on our website:

October 12, 2017October 12, 2017, 115th Congress, Investigations OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Chris Collins OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Chris Collins Exhibits 1 of 3 OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Chris Collins Exhibits 2 of 3 OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Chris Collins Exhibits 3 of 3 On July 14, 2017, t...

09/12/2017
OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Madeleine Z. Bordallo – Office of Congressional Ethics

The OCE's latest referral is now available on our website:

September 12, 2017September 12, 2017, 115th Congress, Investigations OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Madeleine Z. Bordallo OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Madeleine Z. Bordallo Exhibits 1 of 7 OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Madeleine Z. Bordallo Exhibits 2 of 7 OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Madeleine Z. Bordallo...

08/09/2017
OCE Referral Regarding Rep. John Conyers – Office of Congressional Ethics

The OCE's latest referral is now available on our website:

August 9, 2017August 9, 2017, 115th Congress, Investigations OCE Referral Regarding Rep. John Conyers OCE Referral Regarding Rep. John Conyers Exhibits 1 of 1 On May 11, 2017, the Office of Congressional Ethics transmitted a referral to the Committee on Ethics of the United States House of Represent...

08/09/2017
OCE Referral Regarding Mr. Michael Collins – Office of Congressional Ethics

The OCE's latest referral is now available on our website:

August 9, 2017August 9, 2017, 115th Congress, Investigations OCE Referral Regarding Mr. Michael Collins OCE Referral Regarding Mr. Michael Collins Exhibits 1 of 2 OCE Referral Regarding Mr. Michael Collins Exhibits 2 of 2 On May 11, 2017, the Office of Congressional Ethics transmitted a referral to…

08/01/2017
OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Ben Ray Luján – Office of Congressional Ethics

The OCE's latest referral is now available on our website:

August 1, 2017August 1, 2017, 115th Congress, Investigations OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Ben Ray Luján OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Ben Ray Luján Exhibits 1 of 3 OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Ben Ray Luján Exhibits 2 of 3 OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Ben Ray Luján Exhibits 3 of 3 On May 11, 2017, the...

The OCE's second quarter 2017 report is now available.
07/20/2017
Second Quarter 2017 Report – Office of Congressional Ethics

The OCE's second quarter 2017 report is now available.

July 20, 2017July 20, 2017, 115th Congress, Quarterly Reports OCE Second Quarter 2017 Report Below is a statistical summary of the actions taken by the Board of the OCE in the second quarter of 2017. Below is a chart of the matters the OCE has referred to the Committee on Ethics pending release.

OCE's 1st quarter 2017 report is now available:
04/25/2017
First Quarter 2017 Report – Office of Congressional Ethics

OCE's 1st quarter 2017 report is now available:

April 25, 2017April 25, 2017, 115th Congress, Quarterly Reports OCE First Quarter 2017 Report Below is a statistical summary of the actions taken by the Board of the OCE in the first quarter of 2017.

OCE's 4th quarter 2016 report is now available:
02/08/2017
Fourth Quarter 2016 Report – Office of Congressional Ethics

OCE's 4th quarter 2016 report is now available:

February 8, 2017February 8, 2017, 114th Congress, Quarterly Reports OCE Fourth Quarter 2016 Report Below is a statistical summary of the actions taken by the Board of the OCE in the fourth quarter of 2016. Below is a chart of the matters the OCE has referred to the Committee on Ethics pending releas...

OCE's 3rd quarter 2016 report is now available:
10/13/2016
Third Quarter 2016 Report – Office of Congressional Ethics

OCE's 3rd quarter 2016 report is now available:

October 13, 2016October 13, 2016, 114th Congress, Quarterly Reports OCE Third Quarter 2016 Report Below is a statistical summary of the actions taken by the Board of the OCE in the third quarter of 2016. Below is a chart of the matters the OCE has referred to the Committee on Ethics pending release.

08/17/2016
OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Mark Meadows – Office of Congressional Ethics

OCE's latest referral is now available:

August 17, 2016August 17, 2016, 114th Congress, Investigations OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Mark Meadows OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Mark Meadows Exhibits On May 18, 2016, the Office of Congressional Ethics transmitted a referral to the Committee on Ethics of the United States House of Representative...

08/11/2016
OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Roger Williams – Office of Congressional Ethics

OCE's latest referral is now available:

August 11, 2016August 11, 2016, 114th Congress, Investigations OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Roger Williams OCE Referral Regarding Rep. Roger Williams Exhibits On May 13, 2016, the Office of Congressional Ethics transmitted a referral to the Committee on Ethics of the United States House of Represen...

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We welcome comments and feedback, but please keep discourse respectful. Comments that use profanity or inappropriate language will be removed. Comments are not the appropriate vehicle for submitting information about alleged misconduct and will be removed. For more information on making a submission, please visit our website at: https://oce.house.gov/contact-us/make-a-submission/

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