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Capuano named to House Ethics Committee

WASHINGTON - Bay State Representative Mike Capuano was named to the House Ethics Committee today, according to a press release from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office.

The Somerville congressmen joins three other Democrats approved for the post by the Democratic Caucus, including Ted Deutch of Florida, Yvette Clarke of New York and Pedro Pierluisi of Puerto Rico. The committee - made up of five representatives from each party - conducts investigations of members of Congress and sets the legislature’s ethical standards, including those for travel, campaign activities and conflicts of interest.

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“It is my honor to accept this new assignment on the House Ethics Committee,” Capuano said in a statement. “I will approach all aspects of this responsibility with care and diligence.”

The four Democratic appointments will join Ranking Member Linda Sanchez, D-California, on the committee. House Republicans have yet to release their committee appointments.

Capuano was appointed in 2007 by then-Speaker Pelosi to head the Special Task Force on Ethics Enforcement. The next year, a Capuano-sponsored resolution established the Office of Congressional Ethics, an independent agency charged with reviewing misconduct by members of the House.

The Massachusetts Democrat is also a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and House Financial Services Committee.

David Uberti can be reached at David.Uberti@globe.com
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