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$0 By peterj On 2017-01-03 12:42:19 In Newz/Politicz

HOUSE GOP VOTES TO GUT INDEPENDENT ETHICS OFFICE

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans have voted to eviscerate the Office of Congressional Ethics, the independent body created in 2008 to investigate allegations of misconduct by lawmakers after several bribery and corruption scandals sent members to prison.

The ethics change, which prompted an outcry from Democrats and government watchdog groups, is part of a rules package that the full House will vote on Tuesday. The package approved Monday also includes a means for Republican leaders to punish lawmakers if there is a repeat of the Democratic sit-in last summer over gun control.
$0 By peterj On 2017-01-04 20:37:09
It appears that they are holding back on this after a major outcry.