House Republicans are keeping the controversial Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE). House Democrats created the OCE in 2007. The OCE is the House's independent ethics board. The OCE has been the target of bitter complaints by lawmakers who have been the subjects of its investigations. Incoming Speaker of the House John Boehner opposed the creation of the OCE, and some speculated that it would be eliminated in the Republican-controlled House.
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