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House GOP drops plan gut ethics office

4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago January 03, 2017 Jan 3, 2017 Tuesday, January 03 2017 January 03, 2017 11:48 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
ABC News, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - House Republicans have dropped plans to gut the independent ethics office after widespread criticism and questions from President-elect Donald Trump about GOP priorities.

In a reversal, the House GOP decided on Tuesday to strip the provision from a package of rule changes that lawmakers will vote on later in the day.

Said Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma: "People didn't want this story on opening day."

House Republicans had voted Monday night to change the rules.

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