By Susan Crabtree - 01/26/11 09:19 PM EST
Sanchez succeeds Rep. Zoe Lofgren (Calif.), who chaired the panel for the last few years during a turbulent period, and the new members replace Reps. G.K. ButterfieldG.K. ButterfieldHouse panel tells fed agency to stop selling recalled cars Head of Black Caucus rips Trump on 'shackles' remark Top five Supreme Court cases to watch MORE (N.C.), Kathy Castor (Fla.), Ben Chandler (Ky.) and Peter WelchPeter WelchYahoo hack spurs push for legislation Retailers have jumped the shark EpiPen investigation shows need for greater pricing transparency, other reforms MORE (Vt.).
Butterfield had called on GOP and Democratic leaders to appoint a whole new slate on both sides of the aisle to restore the panel's integrity.
“We need a complete reconstitution of the committee from top to bottom in order to restore confidence in the committee,” he told The Hill.
Butterfield also repeatedly said he no longer wanted to serve on the panel, which puts lawmaker in the difficult position of policing their peers.
Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerThe Hill's 12:30 Report Rep. Meadows to run for Freedom Caucus chairman Dems brace for immigration battle MORE (R-Ohio) reappointed the same members who served in the last Congress, elevating Rep. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) to chairman and reappointing GOP Reps. Mike Conaway (Texas), Charlie Dent (Pa.), Gregg Harper (Miss.) and Michael McCaul (Texas) to the panel.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Executive Director Melanie Sloan had echoed calls for an entirely new panel and denounced the decision to reappoint the same members of Congress to the panel.
“We’re only two days into the new Congress and already the House leadership has demonstrated it does not take ethics seriously,” she said.