Ted Deutch to Serve as Chairman of House Ethics Committee for 117th Congress
Today, U.S. Representative Ted Deutch (FL-22) issued this statement after his reappointment by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and approval by the Democratic Caucus to serve as Chairman of the House Ethics Committee in the 117th Congress:
"It is my great honor to serve the House of Representatives and all Americans in this role. Never has it been more important to restore the American people's faith in our government and their elected officials. We must hold ourselves to the high ethical standard that is expected of us and is owed to the People's House. I commit to every American that I will diligently continue my work to make the House more transparent and accountable by enforcing the House ethics rules to their fullest."
Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement:
“As House Speaker, I am pleased to appoint Chairman Ted Deutch – a highly respected and experienced champion of good governance – to once more lead the Ethics Committee. Returning to the helm of this vital Committee, Chairman Deutch will build upon his outstanding work in the last Congress to restore transparency, accountability and integrity to Washington. His firm, fair leadership is urgently needed to help restore the American people’s faith in the integrity of government at this difficult time.
“In the election, the American people decisively cast their ballots for a Democratic House Majority that would fight For The People – putting the public interest before the special interests. Led by Chairman Deutch, the Ethics Committee will continue to be an effective, powerful force for good in this critical mission.”