The Ethics Committee is also scheduled to rule before Saturday on whether it will pursue a recommendation from the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether fundraisers held by Reps. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), Tom Price (R-Ga.) and John Campbell (R-Calif.) in advance of the 2009 financial reform vote violated House rules.
In addition, Sánchez and Bonner, both first elected to the House in 2002, must agree to hire a new staff director for the committee. Ex-Staff Director Blake Chisam resigned from the post in December.
Sánchez, who also serves on the Judiciary Committee, has not previously served on the Ethics Committee.
From left, Lisa Peng, daughter of Peng Ming, Grace Ge Geng, daughter of Gao Zhisheng, and Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, hold pictures of their imprisoned fathers during a House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building titled “Their Daughters Appeal to Beijing: ‘Let Our Fathers Go!’”
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.