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In this July 12, 2016 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
In this July 12, 2016 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
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House Republicans have dropped plans to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics after widespread criticism and questions from President-elect Donald Trump about GOP priorities.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti discusses the reversal and what it means with NPR's Domenico Montanaro (@DomenicoNPR).

With reporting from The Associated Press

This segment aired on January 3, 2017.

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