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Why I'm voting against House GOP's effort to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics:

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Washington, January 3, 2017 | comments

Last night, House Republicans began the 115th Congress by making it harder to investigate corruption among their own.

Their effort to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics is deeply hypocritical following a campaign in which they called the Washington region a “swamp” and their political opponents “crooked.”

It speaks volumes that the first act of the incoming majority will be to make itself less accountable to the people.

This provision, included as part of the GOP rules package, is a step backward and I will vote against it.

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