Ethics committee to continue Congressman Mike Kelly review

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The House Committee on Ethics will continue its review of a complaint involving Congressman Mike Kelly. The committee chairman made that decision public this week.

That committee also revealed the review involves a stock purchase made by Kelly’s wife who bought shares of a steel company. At issue is whether Kelly had non-public information at the time of the purchase.

In its latest statement, the committee noted further review of this does not itself indicate any violation has occurred.

On Friday evening, Rep. Kelly’s office issued a statement.

“Congressman Kelly has been open and transparent about his required financial disclosures during his decade in the United States House of Representatives, including the inquiry by the House Committee on Ethics. Details published in news reports regarding those disclosures were found because the Congressman publicly reported his financial records. Both the Congressman and Mrs. Kelly have been, and will continue to be, advocates and supporters of the Butler Works/ Cleveland Cliffs plant in Butler, where they are lifelong residents. For years, Congressman Kelly has been a vocal leader to save the approximately 1,400 jobs at the Butler plant, including bipartisan legislation and letters. The Congressman is proud to continue serving the great Pennsylvanians of the commonwealth’s 16th Congressional District.”

Matt Knoedler, Press Secretary, U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly (PA-16)

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