WASHINGTON - Committee on House Administration Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN), Committee on the Judiciary Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH), Congressman Troy Nehls (R-TX), and Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) yesterday raised questions about reports of the January 6th Select Committee hiring former ABC News President James Goldston as an advisor for their "primetime" hearings.

As the letter states:
"Pursuant to 2 U.S.C.ยง 4301, 'Committee chairs must submit a letter requesting approval of the Committee on House Administration along with a signed contract agreement and resume of the proposed consultant' and 'no services pursuant to the proposed contract will commence prior to approval of the contract by the Committee on House Administration.' To our knowledge, the Committee has not received or considered such a request."

The letter continues:
"The Committee on House Administration will not approve a contract if the services to be provided by the consultant are the regular duties of Committee staff. 'Planning, preparation, and production of hearings are unquestionably the 'regular duties of Committee staff'."

Full text of the letter is available here.