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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]].  
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{{Congcommitteesvnt}}{{tnr}}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.<ref>[http://ethics.house.gov/about/committee-history ''Committee on Ethics'' "Committee History" Accessed January 2012]</ref>
 
The committee was created 1967.<ref>[http://ethics.house.gov/about/committee-history ''Committee on Ethics'' "Committee History" Accessed January 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Leadership==
 
==Leadership==
The committee chair in the [[112th United States Congress|112th Congress]] is [[Jo Bonner]] ([[Republican|R]]).
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===113th Congress===
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The committee chair is the [[113th United States Congress|113th Congress]] is [[K. Michael Conaway]] ([[Republican|R]]).<ref>[http://ethics.house.gov/about/committee-members ''House Committee on Ethics'' "Committee Members," accessed January 18, 2013]</ref>
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===112th Congress===
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The committee chair in the [[112th United States Congress|112th Congress]] was [[Jo Bonner]] ([[Republican|R]]).
  
 
==Membership==
 
==Membership==
===2011-2012 (112th Congress)===
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===2013-2014 (113th Congress)===
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{{Committee members
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{{bluedot}} '''Democrats (5)'''
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|Committee1=Committee on Ethics
*[[Linda T. Sánchez]] (CA) ''Ranking Member'' 
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|year=2013-2014
*[[John Yarmuth]] (KY)
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|Chamber=US House
*[[Donna Edwards]] (MD)
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|Rep1=K. Michael Conaway
*[[Pedro Pierluisi]] (PR)
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|gopstate1=Texas
*[[Joe Courtney]] (CT)
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|gopleader1=Chair
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|Rep2=Charlie Dent
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|gopstate2=Pennsylvania
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|Rep3=Trey Gowdy
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|gopstate3=South Carolina
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|Rep4=Patrick Meehan
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|gopstate4=Pennsylvania
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|Rep5=Susan Brooks
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|gopstate5=Indiana
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|Dem1=Linda T. Sánchez
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|demstate1=California
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|demleader1=Ranking member
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|Dem2=Pedro Pierluisi
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|demstate2=Puerto Rico
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|Dem3=Michael Capuano
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|demstate3=Massachusetts
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|Dem4=Yvette Clarke
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|demstate4=New York
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|Dem5=Ted Deutch
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|demstate5=Florida
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}}
  
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===2011-2012 (112th Congress)===
{{reddot}} '''Republicans (5)'''
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{{Committee members
*[[Jo Bonner]] (AL) ''Chairman''
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*[[Michael McCaul]] (TX)
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|Committee1=Committee on Ethics
*[[Mike Conaway]](TX)
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|year=2011-2012
*[[Charles Dent]] (PA)
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|Chamber=US House
*[[Gregg Harper]] (MS)
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|D count=5
 
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|R count=5
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|Rep1=Jo Bonner
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|gopstate1=Alabama
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|gopleader1=Chair
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|Rep2=Michael McCaul
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|gopstate2=Texas
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|Rep3=Mike Conaway
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|gopstate3=Texas
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|Rep4=Charles Dent
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|gopstate4=Pennsylvania
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|Rep5=Gregg Harper
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|gopstate5=Mississippi
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|Dem1= Linda T. Sánchez
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|demstate1=California
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|demleader1=Ranking member
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|Dem2=John Yarmuth
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|demstate2=Kentucky
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|Dem3=Donna Edwards
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|demstate3=Maryland
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|Dem4=Pedro Pierluisi
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|demstate4=Puerto Rico
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|Dem5=Joe Courtney
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|demstate5=Connecticut
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}}
  
 
==Jurisdiction==
 
==Jurisdiction==
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==Investigations==
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The Ethics Committee appointed two investigative panels to assess charges against [[Don Young]], Representative from Alaska, and against Rep. [[Robert Andrews]], from New Jersey. These panels are charged with investigating allegations of misappropriation of campaign funds by the above mentioned representatives.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/20/us/politics/house-panel-finds-initial-evidence-of-ethics-abuses-by-2-lawmakers.html?_r=1& ''NYTimes.com'' House Ethics Panel Finds Cause to Investigate 2 Lawmakers March 20, 2013]</ref> The panel to investigate [[Don Young]] is chaired by Pennsylvania Rep. [[Patrick Meehan]]. The other members of the panel are Texas Republican Rep. [[William “Mac” Thornberry]] and Massachusetts Democratic Reps. [[Michael Capuano]] and [[William Keating]].<ref>[http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/03/19/186326/ethics-committee-investigating.html ''Mcclatchydc.com'' "Ethics Committee investigating Rep. Don Young of Alaska" March 20, 2013]</ref> The panel to investigate [[Robert Andrews]] has been chaired by [[Trey Gowdy]] (R-S.C.) with Del. [[Pedro Pierluisi]] (D-Puerto Rico) serving as its ranking member.<ref>[http://thehill.com/homenews/house/288993-reps-andrews-young-to-be-investigated-by-house-ethics-panel ''Thehill.com'' Ethics Committee investigating Dem leader, Alaskan Republican March 20, 2013]</ref> Further information about the specific charges against these representatives can be found on their profile pages, available through the links above.
 
==Contact==
 
==Contact==
 
1015 Longworth House Office Building (LHOB)
 
1015 Longworth House Office Building (LHOB)
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==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://ethics.house.gov/ Official House Page]
 
*[http://ethics.house.gov/ Official House Page]
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*[http://www.congressmerge.com/onlinedb/cgi-bin/newcommittee.cgi?site=congressmerge&lang=&commcode=hethics Committee Profile at ''Congress Merge'']
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*[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/committees/HSSO Committee profile on ''Govtrack]
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*[http://www.legistorm.com/office/House_Ethics_Committee/1371.html Committee profile on ''Legistorm'']
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

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Background
United States CongressUnited States SenateUnited States House of RepresentativesUnited States Constitution113th United States Congress112th United States Congress
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

113th Congress

The committee chair is the 113th Congress is K. Michael Conaway (R).[2]

112th Congress

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

Membership

2013-2014 (113th Congress)

Committee on Ethics Members, 2013-2014
Democratic members (5)Republican members (5)
Linda T. Sánchez (California) Ranking memberK. Michael Conaway (Texas) Chair
Pedro Pierluisi (Puerto Rico) Charlie Dent (Pennsylvania)
Michael Capuano (Massachusetts) Trey Gowdy (South Carolina)
Yvette Clarke (New York) Patrick Meehan (Pennsylvania)
Ted Deutch (Florida) Susan Brooks (Indiana)

2011-2012 (112th Congress)

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)

Investigations

The Ethics Committee appointed two investigative panels to assess charges against Don Young, Representative from Alaska, and against Rep. Robert Andrews, from New Jersey. These panels are charged with investigating allegations of misappropriation of campaign funds by the above mentioned representatives.[3] The panel to investigate Don Young is chaired by Pennsylvania Rep. Patrick Meehan. The other members of the panel are Texas Republican Rep. William “Mac” Thornberry and Massachusetts Democratic Reps. Michael Capuano and William Keating.[4] The panel to investigate Robert Andrews has been chaired by Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) with Del. Pedro Pierluisi (D-Puerto Rico) serving as its ranking member.[5] Further information about the specific charges against these representatives can be found on their profile pages, available through the links above.

Contact

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

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

See also

External links

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