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[H. Res. 451 Agreed to House (ATH)]







110th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. RES. 451

Directing the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct to respond to 
 the indictment of, or the filing of charges of criminal conduct in a 
  court of the United States or any State against, any Member of the 
House of Representatives by empaneling an investigative subcommittee to 
review the allegations not later than 30 days after the date the Member 
                 is indicted or the charges are filed.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              June 5, 2007

  Mr. Hoyer (for himself, Mr. Clyburn, Mr. Emanuel, and Mr. Larson of 
Connecticut) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to 
                         the Committee on Rules

                              June 5, 2007

      The Committee on Rules discharged; considered and agreed to

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                               RESOLUTION


 
Directing the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct to respond to 
 the indictment of, or the filing of charges of criminal conduct in a 
  court of the United States or any State against, any Member of the 
House of Representatives by empaneling an investigative subcommittee to 
review the allegations not later than 30 days after the date the Member 
                 is indicted or the charges are filed.

Whereas on June 4, 2007, Representative William Jefferson was indicted on 16 
        criminal counts by a grand jury in the United States District Court for 
        the Eastern District of Virginia;
Whereas recent credible media accounts indicate that the Department of Justice 
        is investigating the conduct of other Members of the House of 
        Representatives, and these investigations may lead to further 
        indictments;
Whereas the One Hundred Tenth Congress, in its first day of session, 
        strengthened the rules concerning the ethical behavior of Members of the 
        House;
Whereas the House has approved on an overwhelming and bipartisan basis H.R. 
        2316, the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007, to 
        establish strict standards and penalties concerning the relationship 
        between lobbyists and Members; and
Whereas these actions by the One Hundred Tenth Congress demonstrate that 
        illegal, unethical, or inappropriate conduct by Members of the House 
        will not be tolerated: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved,  That whenever a Member of the House of Representatives, 
including a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the Congress, is 
indicted or otherwise formally charged with criminal conduct in a court 
of the United States or any State, the Committee on Standards of 
Official Conduct shall, not later than 30 days after the date of such 
indictment or charge--
            (1) empanel an investigative subcommittee to review the 
        allegations; or
            (2) if the Committee does not empanel an investigative 
        subcommittee to review the allegations, submit a report to the 
        House describing its reasons for not empaneling such an 
        investigative subcommittee, together with the actions, if any, 
        the Committee has taken in response to the allegations.
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