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Senator Lankford to Serve as Chairman of Senate Select Committee on Ethics

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) issued a statement that he will serve as the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics:

“It is an honor to be entrusted with the responsibility to fill the role as Chairman of the Select Committee on Ethics following Senator Isakson. Senator Isakson has been the model of bipartisanship, integrity, and fairness throughout his career in the Senate. It is my desire to ensure the Senate maintains adherence to federal law and Senate Rules. I look forward to serving in this position alongside Vice Chairman Senator Chris Coons.”

Lankford succeeds Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) who is retiring at the end of the year. The jurisdiction of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics is derived from the Constitution and authority granted under law and Senate Rules. Lankford will assume the chairmanship in January 2020.

Lankford also serves on the Committee on Finance, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Committee on Appropriations, and the Committee on Indian Affairs.