Mississippi Congressman Michael Guest has been selected to serve as Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Ethics.
Guest, who was appointed by Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, was recently reelected to serve a second term as representative of Mississippi’s third district.
“It’s necessary that the People’s House maintain the ethical standards of the people who elected us,” Guest said. “I’m honored to lead the committee that will maintain the level of integrity that the American people expect from their Representatives.”
Following the untimely passing of former-Ranking Member Jackie Walorski, Congressman Guest was appointed to serve as acting Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics on August 19, 2022. He transitioned into the acting Chairman role when Republicans took control of the majority in the 118th Congress.
“I’m proud to reappoint Michael Guest to the Ethics Committee. As Chair, he will work to maintain standards and restore the integrity of this institution. He will put the mission of the People’s House above all else and will help deliver transparency to the American people,” said McCarthy.
The Committee on Ethics is a bipartisan committee comprised of 10 total members — five Republicans and five Democrats. The committee provides mandatory ethics trainings for Members and those employed at the House of Representatives, investigates alleged violations of the House rules by Members, officers, and staff, and reviews financial disclosure statements filed by Members, candidates, senior staff, and shared staff.