On Friday, U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., announced he will serve on the U.S. House Ethics Committee.
Rutherford noted that the committee “is responsible for upholding the ethics rules of the House, investigating potential violations, and ensuring proper disclosure and review of financial statements by members of Congress and their staff.”
“The Ethics Committee plays a valuable role in safeguarding trust and transparency in our government,” said Rutherford. “It is an honor to be chosen to serve on this respected committee. I look forward to serving alongside my colleagues on this uniquely bipartisan committee and will do so with the fairness and impartiality our nation expects.”
Rutherford will serve under a fellow member of the Florida delegation as U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., chairs the committee.
A former law enforcement official, Rutherford served three terms as Duval County sheriff. In 2016, he was first elected to Congress. Rutherford represents all of Nassau County and parts of Duval and St. Johns Counties.
Rutherford will remain on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee.
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