Mullery named Democratic chairman of House Ethics Committee

HARRISBURG, Sept. 2 –  State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, today was named the Democratic chairman of the House Committee on Ethics. This assignment is Mullery’s first as committee chairman.

“I am honored to be named the Democratic chair of this committee and while no legislation moves through this committee, it does have truly important duties,” Mullery said. “I remain committed to holding all representatives accountable and restoring the people’s trust in state government.”

The House Committee on Ethics has the responsibility to investigate and deal with violations of House rules, the legislative code of ethics and the Lobby Disclosure Act. The committee also is responsible for planning and conducting ethics education courses as required by House rules.