The co-chairmen of the OCE, Porter Goss and David Skaggs, are expected to continue on in this Congress.
The OCE was created in 2008 at the prodding of Pelosi, then House Speaker, who had led a successful campaign to retake control of the chamber in part by pledging to “drain the swamp” of corruption on Capitol Hill.
When BoehnerJohn BoehnerRyan delays committee assignments until 2017 Lobbying World 'Ready for Michelle' PACs urge 2020 run MORE became Speaker in 2010, rumors swirled that Republicans might attempt to gut or eliminate the OCE. But the board remained intact, and Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorTrump allies warn: No compromise on immigration Chamber of Commerce overhauls lobbying operation Laura Ingraham under consideration for White House press secretary MORE (R-Va.) vowed to implement a “zero-tolerance” policy when it came to ethics violations.
Since then, members of both parties have faced ethics troubles, many of which have been investigated by the OCE.