Committee Info



The Committee on Ethics has jurisdiction over all bills, resolutions and other matters relating to the Code of Official Conduct adopted under House Rule XXIII.

With respect to Members, officers, and employees of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Committee on Ethics is authorized to undertake the following actions:
A) Recommend administrative actions to establish or enforce standards of official conduct.
B) Investigate alleged violations of the Code of Official Conduct or of any applicable rules, laws, or regulations governing the performance of official duties or the discharge of official responsibilities. Such investigations must be made in accordance with Committee rules .
C) Report to appropriate federal or state authorities substantial evidence of a violation of any law applicable to the performance of official duties that may have been disclosed in a Committee investigation. Such reports must be approved by the House or by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Committee.
D) Render advisory opinions regarding the propriety of any current or proposed conduct of a Member, officer, or employee, and issue general guidance on such matters as necessary.
E) Consider requests for written waivers of the gift rule

Hi, my name is Kristine Park and I'm a senior at Penn studying Economics. I'm from Seoul, South Korea. This will be my third year chairing a committee and I look forward to meeting you all! Feel free to email me with any questions about the conference or Penn in general. My email is

Hi, my name is Tyler Lawson and I am a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania in the College of Arts and Sciences. I'm from the suburbs of Philadelphia and went to Upper Dublin High School. My major is undeclared, however I'm interested in studying Urban Studies or PPE with a minor in French. Currently in Model Congress I serve as one of the board members on the Conference Preparatory Committee. Besides Model Congress, I'm involved in the Black Student League, Ase Tutoring Academy, Robeson Cooper Scholars, and the Penn Black Pre-Law Association. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me with my email, I look forward to meeting you all during the conference!


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