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Us Congress Ethics Report 2012-08-01--Laura Richardson

Us Congress Ethics Report 2012-08-01--Laura Richardson

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This Report: (1) summarizes the Committee's investigation of Representative Laura Richardson relating to Representative Richardson's violations of House Rules, the Code of Ethics for Government Service, federal law and other applicable standards related to her compelling members of her official staff to work on her re-election campaign, her use of official resources for campaign purposes, her use of official resources for personal purposes, and her
obstruction of this Committee's investigation; (2) addresses the concerns and arguments raised
by Representative Richardson in her July 25, 2012, views submitted and attached hereto; (3) adopts the attached report of the Investigative Subcommittee in the Matter of Representative
Richardson, which a) includes evidence supporting the Committee's findings, b) explains the Committee's reasons for its recommendation to the House that, pursuant to Article I, Section 5, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, House Rule XI, clause 3(a)(2), and Committee Rule 24(e), Representative Richardson be reprimanded, c) summarizes the Committee's inquiry into
the role of Representative Richardson's Chief of Staff Shirley Cooks in this matter, and d)
summarizes the Committee's inquiry into the role of Representative Richardson's Deputy District Director Daysha Austin in this matter; and (4) recommends that the House of Representatives adopt this Report and, by doing so, reprimand Representative Laura Richardson.
This Report: (1) summarizes the Committee's investigation of Representative Laura Richardson relating to Representative Richardson's violations of House Rules, the Code of Ethics for Government Service, federal law and other applicable standards related to her compelling members of her official staff to work on her re-election campaign, her use of official resources for campaign purposes, her use of official resources for personal purposes, and her
obstruction of this Committee's investigation; (2) addresses the concerns and arguments raised
by Representative Richardson in her July 25, 2012, views submitted and attached hereto; (3) adopts the attached report of the Investigative Subcommittee in the Matter of Representative
Richardson, which a) includes evidence supporting the Committee's findings, b) explains the Committee's reasons for its recommendation to the House that, pursuant to Article I, Section 5, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, House Rule XI, clause 3(a)(2), and Committee Rule 24(e), Representative Richardson be reprimanded, c) summarizes the Committee's inquiry into
the role of Representative Richardson's Chief of Staff Shirley Cooks in this matter, and d)
summarizes the Committee's inquiry into the role of Representative Richardson's Deputy District Director Daysha Austin in this matter; and (4) recommends that the House of Representatives adopt this Report and, by doing so, reprimand Representative Laura Richardson.

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ADOPTED BY THE COMMITTEE ON ETHICS ON JULY 31, 2012112TH CONGRESS, 2nd SESSIONU.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESCOMMITTEE ON ETHICSIN THE MATTER OF ALLEGATIONS RELATING TOREPRESENTATIVE LAURA RICHARDSONAUGUST 1, 2012
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COMMITTEE ON ETHICS
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Bonner, AlabamaLinda
T.
Sanchez, California
ChairmanRanking Member
Michael
T.
McCaul, TexasJohn
A.
Yarmuth, KentuckyDonna
F.
Edwards, MarylandPedro
R.
Pierluisi, Puerto RicoJoe Courtney, Connecticut
K.
Michael Conaway, TexasCharles W. Dent, PennsylvaniaGregg Harper, Mississippi
REPORT STAFF
Daniel
A.
Schwager,
Chief
Counsel/Staff Director
Deborah Sue Mayer,
Director
of
nvestigations
Kelle
A.
Strickland,
Counsel
to
the Chairman
Daniel
J.
Taylor,
Counsel
to
the Ranking Member
Clifford
C.
Stoddard, Jr.,
Senior Counsel
Sheria
A.
Clarke,
Counsel
Christopher
R.
Tate,
Counsel
Brittany M. Bohren,
Investigative Clerk
11
 
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Bonner, Alabama
Chairman
Linda T. Sanchez, California
Ranking Member
Daniel A. Schwager
Staff
Director and
Chief
Counsel
Joanne White
Administrative
Staff
Director
Michael T. McCaul, TexasK. Michael Conaway, TexasCharles W. Dent, Pennsylvania
Gregg
Harper, Mississippi
ONE HUNDRED TWELFTH CONGRESS
Kelle A. Strickland
Counsel
to
the Chairman
John
A. Yarmuth, Kentucky
Donna
F. Edwards, MarylandPedro R. Pierluisi, Puerto Rico
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Daniel J. Taylor
Counsel
to
the Ranking Member
Joe
C0U11ney,
Connecticut
COMMITTEE ON ETHICS
1015
Longworth House Office BuildingWashington, D.C.
20515-6328
Telephone:
(202) 225-7103
Facsimile:
(202) 225-7392
The Honorable Karen
L.
HaasClerk,U.S. House
of
RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515Dear Ms. Haas:August 1,2012Pursuant to clauses 3 (a)(2) and 3(b)
of
Rule XI
of
the Rules
of
the House
of
Representatives, we herewith transmit the attached Report, "In the Matter
of
AllegationsRelating to Representative Laura Richardson."Jo BonnerChairmanSincerely,
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Linda
T.
SanchezRanking Member

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