We are receipt of a copy of 1984 refused by Hon. Rep. J. Gresham Barrett.
Mr. Barrett writes: “Thank you so much for sending me a copy of George Orwell’s 1984. I greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness. As you may know I currently serve on the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, more commonly known as the Ethics Committee. In an effort to ensure House Rules are not violated, and to avoid an appearance of impropriety, I have instituted a No Gift Policy for my office. As a result I am unable to accept your gift.”