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Tuesday, January 03, 2017

House Republicans reverse course, withdraw proposed ethics panel changes: spokeswoman for Paul Ryan

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) argued against the amendment during a conference meeting on Monday, reported The Hill. The Democrats, who created the OCE after taking control of Congress in 2008, took to the media to condemn the proposal.
“Republicans claim they want to ‘drain the swamp’ but the night before the new Congress gets sworn in the House GOP has eliminated the only independent ethics oversight of their actions,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) said in a statement.  “Evidently, ethics are the first casualty of the new Republican Congress.

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