January 11, 2018 - Issue: Vol. 164, No. 7 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 2nd Session
RESIGNATION AS MEMBER OF COMMITTEE ON ETHICS; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 7
(House of Representatives - January 11, 2018)
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[Pages H162-H163] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] RESIGNATION AS MEMBER OF COMMITTEE ON ETHICS The SPEAKER pro tempore laid before the House the following resignation as a member of the Committee on Ethics: Congress of the United States, House of Representatives, Washington, DC, January 10, 2018. Hon. Paul D. Ryan, Speaker, House of Representatives, Washington, DC. Dear Speaker Ryan: Thank you for the privilege of serving for the past 5 years on the House Ethics Committee. While few, if any, members seek this assignment, the collegiality of the members coupled with the [[Page H163]] seriousness of the jurisdiction have made it an experience I will treasure. 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. I was happy to finish out the calendar year and conclude some matters then pending before the Committee. Accordingly, I tender my resignation from the House Ethics Committee pending your designation of a replacement. Thank you again for this opportunity and thank you to my colleagues on the Committee for their hard work and friendship. Sincerely, Trey Gowdy, Member of Congress. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Without objection, the resignation is accepted. There was no objection. ____________________