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Courtney appointed to House Ethics Committee

July 18, 2011
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney this week was named the newest member of the House Ethics Committee. The Ethics Committee has jurisdiction over all Members, officers, House employees, bills, resolutions, and other matters related to the House's Code of Official Conduct. The Committee establishes and enforces the Code of Official Conduct, investigates alleged violations and recommends penalties for breaches of House rules.

"I am honored to be entrusted with this responsibility, which entails establishing and enforcing the official standards of conduct for the House of Representatives, and ensuring that every Member is held accountable to the rules of the House," said Congressman Courtney.

Courtney's new committee assignment comes in addition to assignments on the House Armed Services Committee and House Agriculture Committee.

The new assignment comes on the heels of this week's announcement that Courtney will also be serving on a newly-formed special bipartisan panel to address the ongoing challenge of financial management in the Pentagon.