REP. LIEU STATEMENT ON HOUSE GOP REVERSAL ON GUTTING INDEPENDENT HOUSE ETHICS COMMITTEE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after House Republicans reversed plans to eviscerate the independent Office of Congressional Ethics.
“While House Republicans have backed down from their disgraceful plan to gut the independent House Ethics Committee, all Americans should steel themselves for this kind of failed leadership from Speaker Ryan and company in 2017.”
“Swift and righteous public outcry may have forced House Republicans to back down on their mission to govern with almost no ethics oversight, but Speaker Ryan is still hell bent on repealing the ACA (thereby throwing 20 million plus Americans into health care crisis), gutting Wall Street regulations and shredding the Social Security / Medicare guarantee for our nation’s seniors.”
“Today, Democrats and the American people joined together to thwart the House GOP’s first disgraceful scheme in the first few hours of 2017. Going forward, my fellow Democrats and I will fight House Republican special-interest-inspired attempts to move America backward. My fellow Democrats and I will match failing Republican leadership with innovative ideas to grow our economy, expand health security and strengthen Social Security and Medicare for every American family.”