Smucker Statement on Proposed Changes to Office of Congressional Ethics
January 3, 2017
"I opposed the change to the independent Office of Congressional Ethics brought forth by my colleagues last night. While our system does need reforms, I would have preferred to have this debate in a more open and transparent manner.
"Additionally, I will support the rules package as a whole. It provides for meaningful healthcare reform, protecting social security, and allows us to move forward on simplifying our tax code to create more jobs and grow our economy."