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11-HC-Eth on Feb 3, 2011

Decided Mar 2, 2011
Membership Roster: of the House Committee on Ethics
Source: U.S. House of Representatives website, www.house.gov
The House Ethics Committee's functions revolve around the standards of ethical conduct for members of the House. Under this authority, it:
  • Agrees on a set of rules that regulate what behavior is considered ethical for members (rules relating to gifts, travel, campaign activities, treatment of staff, conflicts of interest, etc.)
  • Conducts investigations into whether members have violated these standards
  • Makes recommendations to the whole House on what action, if any, should be taken as a result of the investigations (e.g. censure, expulsion from the House, or nothing, if the member is found not to be violating a rule)
  • Provides advice to members before they (the members) take action, so as to avoid uncertainty over ethical culpability.
The committee has an equal number of members from each party, unlike the rest of the committees, which are constituted with the majority of members and the committee chair coming from the party that controls the House. This even split has limited its power by giving either political party an effective veto over the actions of the committee.

In response to criticism of the House Ethics Committee, the House created the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), an independent non-partisan entity established to monitor ethical conduct in the House.

  • Topic: Government Reform
  • Headline: Member of House Committee on Ethics
  • Headline 2: Chair of House Committee on Ethics
  • Headline 3: Leader of House Committee on Ethics

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 11-HC-Eth

Donna Edwards s1mMaryland Democrat 
Mazie Hirono s1mHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Linda Sanchez s3mCalifornia Democrat 
John Yarmuth s1mKentucky Democrat 

Republicans participating in 11-HC-Eth

Jo Bonner s2cAlabama Republican (Resigned 2013) 
Mike Conaway s1mTexas Republican 
Charles Dent s1mPennsylvania Republican 
Gregg Harper s1mMississippi Republican 
Michael McCaul s1mTexas Republican 

Independents participating in 11-HC-Eth

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 4
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0

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