WASHINGTON – Today, Committee on House Administration Chairman Candice Miller, R-MI, issued the following statement after the House Office of Inspector General (OIG) released the U.S. House of Representatives’ Financial Statement Audit reporting a clean opinion for fiscal year 2013:

“The House of Representatives continues to lead by example, hold ourselves accountable, and strengthen our protection of taxpayers’ dollars. I’m proud to report that the House has received a clean audit for fiscal year 2013. Under the strong leadership of Speaker John Boehner and with the dedicated professionalism of the entire House Operations Team, we have been able to keep the House in good financial standing.

“As stewards of the People’s House, it is incumbent on us to identify where we might have weaknesses and address them for the betterment of this body and the nation we serve. That is why having this independent financial audit performed is important, and their recommendations allow for continued improvement. We must strive to meet our mission of implementing the highest levels of accountability on our own day-to-day practices, and ensure that the House lives up to the promises made to the citizens of this nation.”

In 1999, the House received the first-ever clean financial audit on the previous year’s operations, a trend which has continued for sixteen consecutive years.