Senate Select Committee on Ethics

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The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics is a select committee of the United States Senate charged with dealing with matters related to senatorial ethics. It is also commonly referred to as the Senate Ethics Committee. Senate rules require the Ethics Committee to be evenly divided between the Democrats and the Republicans, no matter who controls the Senate, although chairperson always come from majority party.

Members of the
Senate Select Committee on Ethics,
111th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:


Rule changes

The committee, along with the House Ethics Committee, passed guidelines in February 2007 that would define the limited travel for members of Congress funded by lobbyists. The new restrictions would still allow travel for one-day trips, with the possible exception for a second night's stay (depending on other factors such as distance or other "exceptional circumstances.") The new rules also require that the member of Congress fill out a “private sponsor certification form” and file it at least 30 days in advance. [1]

Previous committee membership

110th Congress (2007-2008)

Members of the
Senate Select Committee on Ethics,
110th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:

109th Congress (2005-2006)

Members of the
Senate Select Committee on Ethics,
109th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:

Articles and Resources


Wikipedia also has an article on Senate Select Committee on Ethics. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.




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