“Today’s action by the House Committee on Ethics does not constitute any judgment on the merits,” said Buchanan’s attorney, William McGinley of Patton Boggs. “Rather, the Committee’s decision to take more time to review the matter reflects the Committee’s heavy workload. ... Members commonly amend their financial disclosure statements. Congressman Buchanan followed the rules, and we are confident that, at the end of its deliberations, the Committee will find no violation.”
Roll Call has previously reported that roughly one-fourth of all Members of Congress amend their financial disclosures at some point.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.