House GOP to vote Tuesday on proposal that would weaken Congress’ independent ethic watchdog

Washington (CNN)House Republicans voted Monday night in favor of a proposal that would weaken Congress’ outside ethics watchdog and remove its independence.

Republican Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s proposal would place the independent Office of Congressional Ethics — an initial watchdog for House members but without power to punish members — under oversight of those very lawmakers.
This will now be included in a larger rules package that will be voted on in the full House of Representatives Tuesday.

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