UPDATE: House Reverses Decision to Gut Office of Congressional Ethics After Criticism

By Amira Garewal and Leila Tjiang A reversal of the House Republican’s vote to significantly reduce the power of the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) has been made less than 24 hours after the initial vote. The decision was made only hours after receiving criticism from President-elect Donald Trump. “With all that Congress has to … Continue reading UPDATE: House Reverses Decision to Gut Office of Congressional Ethics After Criticism

House Republicans Reduce Independence of Office of Congressional Ethics

By Hana Morita and Leila Tjiang The House Republicans voted 119-74 on Monday night to reduce the independence, and subsequently power, of the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), an independent and internal organization which investigates and reviews actions by lawmakers in the House of Representatives. This action by the House Republicans will effectively remove the … Continue reading House Republicans Reduce Independence of Office of Congressional Ethics