This book provides a brief history of the creation, evolution, activities, and membership of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics. First established in 1964 as the Select Committee on Standards and Conduct, it was renamed the Select Committee on ...
Ethics in 1977 when its jurisdiction and procedures were expanded to help implement revisions to the Senate Code of Official Conduct. This six-member, bipartisan committee investigates complaints and allegations of improper conduct and violations of the Senate Code of Official Conduct, and recommends, when appropriate, disciplinary action against Senators and staff. This book also explores the current investigation of Representative Charles B Rangel and the alleged violations against him before the Ethics Committee.