H.Res.531 - Relating to a question of the privileges of the House.104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Linder, John [R-GA-4] (Introduced 09/24/1996)|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/24/1996 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Laid on Table in House (09/24/1996)
[Congressional Bills 104th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H. Res. 531 Laid on Table in House (LTH)] 104th CONGRESS 2d Session H. RES. 531 Relating to a question of the privileges of the House _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES September 24, 1996 Mr. Linder submitted the following resolution; which was laid on the table _______________________________________________________________________ RESOLUTION Relating to a question of the privileges of the House Whereas a complaint filed against Representative Gephardt alleges House Rules have been violated by Representative Gephardt's concealment of profits gained through a complex series of real estate tax exchanges and; Whereas the complaint also alleges possible violations of banking disclosure and campaign finance laws or regulations and; Whereas the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct has in other complex matters involving complaints hired outside counsel with expertise in tax laws and regulations and; Whereas the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct is responsible for determining whether Representative Gephardt's financial transactions violated standards of conduct or specific rules of the House of Representatives and; Whereas the complaint against Representative Gephardt has been pending before the committee for more than seven months and the integrity of the ethics process and the manner in which Members are disciplined is called into question; and Whereas on Friday, September 20, 1996, the ranking Democrat of the Ethics Committee, Representative James McDermott in a public statement suggested that cases pending before the committee in excess of 60 days be referred to an outside counsel: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct is authorized and directed to hire a special counsel to assist in the investigation of the charges filed against the Democratic leader Representative Gephardt, and be it further Resolved, That all relevant materials presented to, or developed by, the committee to date on the complaint be submitted to a special counsel, for review and recommendation to determine whether the committee should proceed to a preliminary inquiry. <all>