[Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and the Rules of the House of Representatives, 115th Congress]
[House Document 114-192]
[Rules of the House of Representatives]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]
Disclosure by Members and Staff of Employment Negotiations
2. An officer or an employee of the House earning in excess of 75
percent of the salary paid to a Member shall notify the Committee on
Ethics that such individual is negotiating or has any agreement of
future employment or compensation.
the commencement of such negotiation or agreement of future employment
3. The disclosure and notification under this rule shall be made
within 3 business days after
4. A Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner, and an officer or
employee to whom this rule applies, shall recuse himself or herself from
any matter in which there is a conflict of interest or an appearance of
a conflict for that Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, officer, or
employee under this rule and shall notify the Committee on Ethics of
such recusal. A Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner making such
recusal shall, upon such recusal, submit to the Clerk for public
disclosure the statement of disclosure under clause 1 with respect to
which the recusal was made.
This rule was added in the 110th Congress by Public Law 110-81 (121
Stat. 751). In the 111th Congress clause 1 was amended to apply also to
non-returning Members and a gender-based reference was eliminated (secs.
2(k), 2(l), H. Res. 5, Jan. 6, 2009, p. 7). This rule was amended in the
112th Congress to reflect a change in committee name (sec. 2(e)(8), H.
Res. 5, Jan. 5, 2011, p. 80). See also section 17 of the Stop Trading on
Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 (P.L. 112-105).
Sec. 1103a. Employment negotiation disclosure.
1. A Member,
Delegate, or Resident Commissioner shall not directly negotiate or have
any agreement of future employment or compensation, unless such Member,
Delegate, or Resident Commissioner, within 3 business days after the
commencement of such negotiation or agreement of future employment or
compensation, files with the Committee on Ethics a statement, which must
be signed by the Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner, regarding
such negotiations or agreement, including the name of the private entity
or entities involved in such negotiations or agreement, and the date
such negotiations or agreement commenced.