House Committee on Ethics

Ties to Auto Dealership Prompt Ethics Review of Texas Republican
Roger Williams denies his company would have benefited from amendment he offered

Texas Republican Rep. Roger Williams is under investigation for possible conflict of interest. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The Office of Congressional Ethics found there is "substantial reason to believe" that Rep. Roger Williams' "personal financial interest in his auto dealership may be perceived as having influenced his performance of official duties."

The House Ethics Committee released the OCE report Thursday, along with a statement that the committee would extend its inquiry into Williams' case. It's the latest case pending before the committee without a deadline in which the panel has to make a final decision.