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A video monitor sits in front of the statues of, from left, former Vice President Hannibal Hannibal of Maine, former Representative and Senator Daniel Webster and former Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 as the 115th Congress begins. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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A video monitor sits in front of the statues of, from left, former Vice President Hannibal Hannibal of Maine, former Representative and Senator Daniel Webster and former Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 as the 115th Congress begins. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

House Republicans delivered a first-day flip, scrapping their decision to kill the ethics panel. But more fights are ahead, especially for California lawmakers.

House Republicans voted to gut the Congressional Office of Ethics in a session late Monday. The vote came just hours before a new Congress convened Tuesday morning. 

But shortly after 9 am PT, word came that Republican lawmakers would scrap the plan. The news broke live during a Take Two segment examining Congress' conservative agenda and how it could impact the Golden State. 

Guests:

  • Rachel VanSickle-Ward, associate professor of political studies at Pitzer College
  • Thad Kousser, professor of political science at UC San Diego

To listen to the full interview, click on the blue media player above.

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