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Cummings Issues Statement on Resignation of Top Government Ethics Official

Jul 6, 2017
Press Release

Cummings Issues Statement on Resignation of Top Government Ethics Official

 

Washington, DC (July 6, 2017)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement in response to news that the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Director, Walter Shaub, will resign:

 

“Today is a sad day for the government’s ethics program.  I thank Director Shaub for his many years of dedicated service providing strong, independent, and steady leadership to the Office of Government Ethics, and for his staunch defense of the American people against the recent unprecedented violations of ethical standards by executive branch officials. I urge Chairman Gowdy to invite Director Shaub to testify before our Committee about the lessons he has learned while leading OGE, including the need to implement substantive reforms to ensure government officials can never put private gain above the public that they serve.”

 

115th Congress