Mullery named Democratic chairman of House Ethics Committee

HARRISBURG, Jan. 28 –  State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, this week was named the Democratic chairman of the House Committee on Ethics. This assignment is Mullery’s second time serving as this committee’s Democratic chairman.

“I am honored to be named the Democratic chair of this committee again and to continue the efforts of transparency and holding all representatives accountable,” Mullery said. “We are living in very polarized and divisive times and it is important that this committee be able to do its part to restore 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 Lobbying Disclosure Act. The committee also is responsible for planning and conducting ethics education courses as required by House rules.

Mullery was previously named the Democratic chairman of the Ethics committee in September for the remainder of the 2019-20 legislative session. In addition to this posting, Mullery is also the Democratic chairman of the House Labor and Industry Committee.