Politics Gowdy steps down from Ethics Committee, citing 'challenging workload'

02:21  14 january  2018
02:21  14 january  2018 Source:   The Hill

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Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) has resigned from his post on the House Ethics Committee , citing a challenging workload that also includes his chairmanship on the powerful Oversight Committee . "Four committee assignments, including a Chairmanship, is a challenging workload ," the letter said.

Trey Gowdy , R-S.C., is stepping down from his role on the House Ethics Committee , citing a “ challenging workload ” as the reason for his departure. Gowdy informed House Speaker Paul Ryan of his decision in a letter on Jan.

Trey Gowdy wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Hill Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) has resigned from his post on the House Ethics Committee, citing a challenging workload that also includes his chairmanship on the powerful Oversight Committee.

In a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) dated Jan. 10, Gowdy said that he would "treasure" his experience on the Ethics panel, but acknowledged that it was difficult balancing that assignment with his work on other committees.

"When I became Chairperson of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform I knew I would not be able to keep all other committee assignments to include Judiciary, Intelligence and Ethics," Gowdy wrote.

"Four committee assignments, including a Chairmanship, is a challenging workload," the letter said.

Gowdy said that he wanted to finish out the 2017 calendar year before tendering his resignation from the Ethics Committee.

Gowdy took over as chairman of the Oversight Committee in June after the panel's previous chair, former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), retired from the House.


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