Republicans Scrap Proposal to Undermine Ethics Watchdog

The following statement can be attributed to Daniel Schuman, policy director of grassroots activist organization Demand Progress:

“Today House Republicans backed down from a dangerous proposal to undermine its independent ethics watchdog — a proposal that was secretly adopted by House Republicans last night with no public scrutiny whatsoever. The Office of Congressional Ethics was created in the wake of a series of scandals that shook Washington, and its near demise is a scandal of its own.

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