United States Senate Select Committee on Ethics
Last updated on 29 August 2017
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 the chairman always comes from the majority party.
Members, 115th Congress
Pursuant to Senate Rule 25, the committee is limited to six members, and is equally divided between Democrats and Republicans. This effectively means that either party can veto any action taken by the committee.
- John C. Stennis (D-MS), 1965–1975
- Howard Cannon (D-NV), 1975–1977
- Adlai Stevenson III (D-IL), 1977–1980
- Howell Heflin (D-AL), 1980–1981
- Malcolm Wallop (R-WY), 1981–1983
- Ted Stevens (R-AK), 1983–1985
- Warren Rudman (R-NH), 1985–1987
- Howell Heflin (D-AL), 1987–1992
- Terry Sanford (D-NC), 1992–1993
- Richard Bryan (D-NV), 1993–1995
- Mitch McConnell (R-KY), 1995–1997
- Bob Smith (R-NH), 1997–1999
- Pat Roberts (R-KS), 1999 – January 3, 2001
- Vacant, January 3–20, 2001
- Pat Roberts (R-KS), January 20 – June 6, 2001
- Harry Reid (D-NV), June 6, 2001 – 2003
- George Voinovich (R-OH), 2003–2007
- Barbara Boxer (D-CA), 2007–2015
- Johnny Isakson (R-GA) 2015–present
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