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Facing Criticism From Trump, House GOP Abandons Plan to Overhaul Independent Ethics Office

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence (L-R), Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) laugh when a reporter Ryan called on began to ask Pence a question about his criticism of Donald Trump, during a joint news conference. (PHOTO: REUTERS)
Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence (L-R), Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) laugh when a reporter Ryan called on began to ask Pence a question about his criticism of Donald Trump, during a joint news conference. (PHOTO: REUTERS)

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence (L-R), Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) laugh when a reporter Ryan called on began to ask Pence a question about his criticism of Donald Trump, during a joint news conference. (PHOTO: REUTERS)

Facing criticism from President-elect Donald J. Trump, House Republicans abandoned a proposal aiming to make controversial changes to the Office of Congressional Ethics. President-elect Trump criticized the plan, as well as others, as the 115th Congress opens on a contentious note.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as well as Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., were opposed to the plan, which would’ve placed the independent ethics office under the authority of a congressional committee. Nevertheless, they intended to go along with the changes.

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Laura Lee Baris is the Assistant Editor at People's Pundit Daily (PPD) and the Producer of "Inside the Numbers" with the People's Pundit. Laura covers politics, entertainment, culture and women's issues. She is also married to the People's Pundit, Richard D. Baris, and a mother to their two beautiful children.

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  • @PPDNews Think protests/public outcry had a little sumpin 2 do w/?! Office’s inundated w/calls from angry constituents! #Resist

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