U.S. House of Representatives
Committee on the Judiciary
F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr., Chairman
For immediate release January 19, 2001
Contact: Jeff Lungren/ Terry Shawn (202) 225-2492
Sensenbrenner Statement on Clinton/Ray "Accommodation"
WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr., (R-WI) issued the following statement today:
"Thankfully, today's announcement of an agreement between Independent Counsel Robert Ray and President Bill Clinton regarding the President's making false statements under oath will allow us to close a sad chapter in our Nation's history. I hope we can now move forward under President-elect George W. Bush's leadership to address the many challenges ahead with the undivided attention they deserve.
"The terms of the accommodation certainly vindicate the actions by the House impeachment Managers based on the facts and the law. It's my hope today's action will place all public officials, regardless of position, on notice that lying under oath will result in sanctions."