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Background
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The United States House of Representatives Select Committee on Ethics is a standing committee of the U.S. Senate. It held its inaugural session in an earlier form in 1965.[1]

Leadership

113th Congress

Barbara Boxer (D) retained her committee chair in the 113th Congress.[2]

112th Congress

The committee chair in the 112th Congress is Barbara Boxer (D).

Membership

2013-2014 (113th Congress)

Committee on Ethics (Select) Members, 2013-2014
Democratic members (3)Republican members (3)
Barbara Boxer (California) ChairJohnny Isakson (Georgia) Vice chair
Mark Pryor (Arkansas) Pat Roberts (Kansas)
Sherrod Brown (Ohio) James E. Risch (Idaho)

2011-2012 (112th Congress)

Jurisdiction

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

  1. each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behavior, and with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.
  2. authorized to receive and investigate allegations of improper conduct which may reflect upon the Senate, violations of law, violations of the Senate Code of Official Conduct and violations of rules and regulations of the Senate; recommend disciplinary action; recommend additional Senate rules or regulations to insure proper standards of conduct; and report violations of law to the proper federal and state authorities.
  3. authorized to investigate unauthorized disclosures of intelligence information by a Member, officer, or employee of the Senate and to report to the Senate on any substantiated allegation.
  4. authorized to provide guidance and promulgate rules regarding the Frank. The Committee may investigate complaints involving a violation of the Franking statute.
  5. designates the Senate Select Committee on Ethics as the “supervising ethics office” for the Senate and charges the Committee with duties and responsibilities for Financial Disclosure Statements (Title I) and for Outside Employment (Title V) with respect to Members, officers, and employees of the Senate.
  6. is the “employing agency” for the Senate and charges the Committee with administering the provisions of the FGDA with respect to Members, officers, and employees of the United States Senate.
  7. designated as the “supervising ethics office” for the Senate and charges the Committee with duties and responsibilities regarding the statutory prohibitions against Members, officers, and employees of the Senate giving gifts to an official superior or receiving gifts from employees with a lower salary level.
  8. is designated the “supervising ethics office” for the Senate and charges the Committee with duties and responsibilities regarding the statutory prohibitions against Members, officers, and employees of the Senate soliciting or receiving gifts.

Contact

220 Hart Building
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510-6175

Phone: (202) 224-2981 Fax: (202) 224-7416

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