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{{tnr}}The '''United States House of Representatives Committee on Ethics''' is a standing committee of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]].  
 
{{tnr}}The '''United States House of Representatives Committee on Ethics''' is a standing committee of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]].  
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The committee was created 1967.<ref>[http://ethics.house.gov/about/committee-history ''Committee on Ethics'' "Committee History" Accessed January 2012]</ref>
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==Leadership==
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The committee chair in the [[112th United States Congress|112th Congress]] is [[Jo Bonner]] ([[Republican|R]]).
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==Membership==
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===2011-2012 (112th Congress)===
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{{bluedot}} '''Democrats (5)'''
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*[[Linda T. Sánchez]] (CA) ''Ranking Member'' 
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*[[John Yarmuth]] (KY)
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*[[Donna Edwards]] (MD)
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*[[Pedro Pierluisi]] (PR)
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*[[Joe Courtney]] (CT)
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{{reddot}} '''Republicans (5)'''
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*[[Jo Bonner]] (AL) ''Chairman''
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*[[Michael McCaul]] (TX)
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*[[Mike Conaway]](TX)
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*[[Charles Dent]] (PA)
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*[[Gregg Harper]] (MS)
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==Jurisdiction==
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According to the official [[U.S. House|House]] website, the jurisdiction of the Ethics Committee includes the following:
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#Recommend administrative actions to establish or enforce standards of official conduct.
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#Investigate alleged violations of the Code of Official Conduct or of any applicable rules, laws, or regulations governing the performance of official duties or the discharge of official responsibilities. Such investigations must be made in accordance with Committee rules .
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#Report to appropriate federal or state authorities substantial evidence of a violation of any law applicable to the performance of official duties that may have been disclosed in a Committee investigation. Such reports must be approved by the House or by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Committee.
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#Render advisory opinions regarding the propriety of any current or proposed conduct of a Member, officer, or employee, and issue general guidance on such matters as necessary.
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#Consider requests for written waivers of the gift rule (clause 5 of House Rule XXV)
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==Contact==
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1015 Longworth House Office Building (LHOB)
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<br>Washington, DC 20515
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Phone: 202-225-7103
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<br>Fax:  202-225-7392
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==See also==
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*[[U.S. House of Representatives]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.house.gov/committees/ U.S. House Committees]
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*[http://ethics.house.gov/ Official House Page]
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==References==
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[[Category:Standing committee, U.S. House]]

Revision as of 13:04, 9 January 2012

The United States House of Representatives Committee on Ethics is a standing committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The committee was created 1967.[1]

Leadership

The committee chair in the 112th Congress is Jo Bonner (R).

Membership

2011-2012 (112th Congress)

Democratic Party Democrats (5)

Republican Party Republicans (5)

Jurisdiction

According to the official House website, the jurisdiction of the Ethics Committee includes the following:

  1. Recommend administrative actions to establish or enforce standards of official conduct.
  2. Investigate alleged violations of the Code of Official Conduct or of any applicable rules, laws, or regulations governing the performance of official duties or the discharge of official responsibilities. Such investigations must be made in accordance with Committee rules .
  3. Report to appropriate federal or state authorities substantial evidence of a violation of any law applicable to the performance of official duties that may have been disclosed in a Committee investigation. Such reports must be approved by the House or by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Committee.
  4. Render advisory opinions regarding the propriety of any current or proposed conduct of a Member, officer, or employee, and issue general guidance on such matters as necessary.
  5. Consider requests for written waivers of the gift rule (clause 5 of House Rule XXV)

Contact

1015 Longworth House Office Building (LHOB)
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-7103
Fax: 202-225-7392

See also

External links

References