South Carolina Republican Representative Trey Gowdy has finished his service on the House Ethics Committee. Mr. Gowdy was the only member of Congress who was serving on four committees. That was just a bit too much. When he was recently appointed to chair the House Oversight Committee, he reached an agreement with House Speaker Paul Ryan. Besides now serving as chairman of the House Oversight Committee. The Committee’s government-wide oversight jurisdiction and expanded legislative authority make it one of the most influential and powerful committees in the House. Gowdy also serves on the Intelligence and Judiciary committees.
As Written and Reported By Chris White for the Daily Caller:
South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy resigned his membership on the House Committee on Ethics to concentrate on his other legislative duties.
Gowdy, a Republican, tendered his resignation Jan. 11 from the powerful ethics committee. His new position as Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee prompted the resignation, according to a letterGowdy sent to House Majority Leader Rep. Paul Ryan.
“Accordingly, I tender my resignation from the House Ethics Committee pending your designation of a replacement,” he told the Wisconsin Republican. “Thank you again for this opportunity and thank you to my colleagues on the Committee for their hard work and friendship.”
Gowdy was aware that being elected in June of last year to the House Oversight Committee, which is responsible for investigating congressional affairs, required him to cut loose one of the other committees in which he’s involved.
“When I became Chairperson of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform I knew I would not be able to keep all other committee assignments to include Judiciary, Intelligence and Ethics. Four committee assignments, including a Chairmanship, is a challenging workload,” he……
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