Ethics committee investigates campaign finances of Texas Rep. Troy Nehls

The House Ethics Committee has initiated an investigation into Rep. Troy Nehls, a Republican from Texas, as revealed in a statement released on Tuesday.

The committee has not provided specific details regarding the subject of its investigation. However, it has stated that it will release further information on the matter by May 10. The inquiry was initially brought to the attention of the committee by the independent Office of Congressional Ethics in December.

In their statement, Mississippi Rep. Michael Guest and Pennsylvania Rep. Susan Wild, the ethics chair and ranking Democrat, respectively, emphasize that a referral or extension alone, along with the mandatory disclosure of such actions and the identification of the individual involved, should not be seen as evidence of any wrongdoing or a reflection of the Committee’s judgment.

In a statement released after the ethics committee’s announcement, Nehls emphasized his commitment to cooperation and transparency.

Furthermore, he stated that the issue was related to campaign funds.

“I am eager to support the House Committee on Ethics investigation into the financial aspects of my campaign,” he stated confidently. “My campaign has diligently followed all regulations set forth by the Federal Election Commission (FEC), and I have maintained complete transparency with my financial records.”

Nehls, who served as a former sheriff, was initially elected in 2020.

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