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Encyclopedia > United States Senate Select Committee on Ethics

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. A select or special committee of the United States Congress is a Congressional committee appointed to perform a special function that is beyond the authority or capacity of a standing committee. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States...

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Members, 110th Congress

The Committee is currently chaired on and by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-California), and the Vice Chairman is Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas). After Sen. Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota) suffered from an aneurysm in December of 2006, Barbara Boxer was chosen to chair the Ethics Committee on an interim basis.[1] However, when Johnson returned to the Senate, he chose not to assume chairmanship of the Committee. The One Hundred Tenth United States Congress is the current meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives. ... Barbara Levy Boxer (born November 11, 1940) is an American politician and the current junior U.S. Senator from the State of California. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... John Cornyn III (born February 2, 1952) is the junior United States Senator from Texas. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Timothy Peter Johnson (born December 28, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from South Dakota, and a member of the Democratic Party. ... Official language(s) English Demonym South Dakotan Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th in the US  - Total 77,116[1] sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ...

Majority
Member State
  Barbara Boxer, Chairwoman California
  Mark Pryor Arkansas
  Ken Salazar Colorado
Minority
Member State
  John Cornyn, Vice Chairman Texas
  Pat Roberts Kansas
  Johnny Isakson Georgia

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Usefulness

On May 8, 2008, the Senate Ethics Committee declined to investigate Senator David Vitter's connections to an escort service. Not seeing this as an issue worth looking into has put into question whether the Democrats' campaign for improved ethics in the 2006 midterm elections was sincere. is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... David Bruce Vitter (born May 3, 1961) is the junior United States Senator from Louisiana and a member of the Republican Party. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal • • The 2006 United States midterm elections were held on Tuesday, November 7, 2006. ...


The Committee is presently examining the conduct of Senator Christopher Dodd and Senator Kent Conrad in regards to the "Friends of Angelo" mortgage loan program provided to them by Countrywide Financial boss Angelo R. Mozilo. Major news media outlet are skeptical if the Senate will properly investigate their own members over this issue, however. [1][2] Christopher John Dodd (born May 27, 1944) is an American lawyer and politician from Willimantic, Connecticut. ... Gaylord Kent Conrad (b. ... Countrywide Financial Corporation (NYSE: CFC) is a diversified financial marketing and service holding company engaged primarily in residential mortgage banking and related businesses. ... Angelo R. Mozilo is the chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Countrywide Financial. ...


External links

  • U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics Official Website

References

  1. ^ Boxer to fill in for Johnson on ethics panel
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