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113th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    113-256
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                                                  House Calendar No. 70


 
                        IN THE MATTER REGARDING
                  THE ARRESTS OF MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE
                     DURING A PROTEST OUTSIDE THE 
                         UNITED STATES CAPITOL
                           ON OCTOBER 8, 2013

                               __________

                              R E P O R T

                                 of the

                          COMMITTEE ON ETHICS




  October 30, 2013.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

                          COMMITTEE ON ETHICS

K. MICHAEL CONAWAY, Texas            LINDA T. SANCHEZ, California
  Chairman                             Ranking Member
CHARLES W. DENT, Pennsylvania        PEDRO R. PIERLUISI, Puerto Rico
PATRICK MEEHAN, Pennsylvania         MICHAEL E. CAPUANO, Massachusetts
TREY GOWDY, South Carolina           YVETTE D. CLARKE, New York
SUSAN W. BROOKS, Indiana             TED DEUTCH, Florida

                              REPORT STAFF

            Daniel A. Schwager, Chief Counsel/Staff Director
           Thomas A. Rust, Acting Director of Investigations
               Jackie M. Barber, Counsel to the Chairman
            Daniel J. Taylor, Counsel to the Ranking Member

                     Miguel Toruno, Senior Counsel
                Brittany M. Bohren, Investigative Clerk


                         LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

                              ----------                              

                          House of Representatives,
                                       Committee on Ethics,
                                  Washington, DC, October 30, 2013.
Hon. Karen L. Haas,
Clerk, House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Ms. Haas: Pursuant 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 Regarding the 
Arrests of Members of the House During a Protest Outside the 
United States Capitol on October 8, 2013.''
            Sincerely,
                                   K. Michael Conaway,
                                           Chairman.
                                   Linda T. Sanchez,
                                           Ranking Member.


113th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    113-256

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 IN THE MATTER REGARDING THE ARRESTS OF MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE DURING A 
      PROTEST OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL ON OCTOBER 8, 2013

                                _______
                                

                            October 30, 2013

                                _______
                                

   Mr. Conaway, from the Committee on Ethics, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

    In accordance with H. Res. 451, adopted on June 5, 2007, 
and extended in the 113th Congress by H. Res. 5, Section 4(e) 
and Rule 18(e)(2) of the Committee on Ethics (Committee), the 
Committee hereby submits the following Report to the House of 
Representatives:

                       I. FINDINGS AND CONCLUSION

    On October 30, 2013, the Committee convened for the purpose 
of considering the arrest on October 8, 2013, of 
Representatives Joseph Crowley, Keith Ellison, Al Green, Raul 
M. Grijalva, Luis V. Gutierrez, John Lewis, Charles B. Rangel, 
and Jan Schakowsky in Washington, D.C., for blocking passage. 
Each of the Representatives forfeited a $50.00 collateral 
payment, whereupon the charges against them were dropped. 
Therefore, the local proceedings related to these arrests are 
now resolved.
    The Committee voted against empanelling an investigative 
subcommittee regarding this matter. The Committee considered 
the scope and nature of the conduct of the Members described 
above and determined that review by an investigative 
subcommittee is not required in this matter.

II. STATEMENT UNDER RULE XIII, CLAUSE 3(c) OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF 
                            REPRESENTATIVES

    The Committee made no special oversight findings in this 
Report. No budget statement is submitted. No funding is 
authorized by any measure in this Report.