Jurisdiction over Ohio Republican ends Jan. 3, when he leaves Congress
The House Ethics Committee has extended its inquiry into Rep. Jim Renacci, the panel said in a release Monday, although it has only until Jan. 3, when the Ohio Republican leaves Congress, to exercise its jurisdiction in the matter.
The Ethics Committee began reviewing the case against the Ohio Republican when the panel received a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics on Aug. 9. Renacci, who was elected in 2010 to represent northern Ohio, set out to run for governor of the Buckeye State at the start of the 2018 campaign cycle. But at the urging of President Donald Trump, Renacci changed lanes and ran for the Senate. He lost to Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown.