WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) last evening announced the appointment of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) to the Senate Ethics Committee.

“This appointment is a great honor and even greater responsibility,” said Brown. “I will work with my colleagues to ensure that the Senate has the highest standards of accountability and oversight.”

“Sherrod Brown is not only a good Senator, he is a good man who consistently demonstrates sound judgment,” said Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid. “His leadership on the Ethics Committee will benefit the entire Senate, and I wish him all the best in this new role.”

The Select Committee on Ethics is comprised of six Senators divided evenly by party. The committee is tasked with ensuring ethical behavior among Senators and compliance with the U.S. Senate Code of Conduct.