Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39) was named Ranking Member for the House Ethics Committee. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announced Congresswoman Sánchez’ selection during a press conference today held to introduce the Ranking Members of House committees in the 113th Congress. Congresswoman Sánchez released the following statement regarding her selection:
“I am honored to be returning as Ranking Member of the House Ethics Committee,” said Congresswoman Sánchez. “I want to thank my colleagues for entrusting me with this important position. The House Ethics Committee plays an integral role making sure Members and their staffs follow the House’s standards of conduct. I plan to continue working my hardest to ensure that the American people can have faith and confidence in their elected leaders.”
“Our caucus looks like America – and so do our Ranking Members,” Leader Pelosi said. “With decades of experience, wisdom, and public service, these men and women will ensure that the voices of all Americans have a seat at the committee table, as we work together to create jobs, grow the economy, and strengthen the middle class.”
The House Committee on Ethics provides advice to and responds to questions from Members of Congress and staff regarding the laws, rules, and standards that govern their official conduct.
The 113th Congress will be Congresswoman Sanchez’ second term serving as Ranking Member of the House Ethics Committee. She was first selected to the position in January 2011.