Early drama for the new Congress over a proposed overhaul of an ethics watchdog.

FOX's Jared Halpern has more from Capitol Hill:

In the opening minutes of the 115th Congress, House Republicans scrapped proposed changes to an independent ethics panel, a move critics said would gut a critical watchdog:

(Brat) "The American people say 'Hey, slow down. We want to know what's going on here." So we should message and ask the American people they're the boss, we all work for them, "what do you want?"

Virginia Republican Dave Brat argues ethics oversight should be transparent. This morning, President-elect Trump was also critical, tweeting that weakening the ethics watchdog should not be the first thing Congress does.

House leaders now plan to have the bipartisan ethics committee consider changes to the Office of Congressional Ethics.

On Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern, FOX News.

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