House Democrats Take Ethics Office Resoluton To Rules Committee Tonight

House Democratic leaders plan a Wednesday floor vote on resolution to create a new "Office of Congressional Ethics."

The Rules Committee is scheduled to mark up the resolution, drafted by a special task force led by Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.), during a session this evening.

Republicans object to the Capuano plan, which calls for a six-person board to run the new ethics office. GOP leaders want to offer an alternative proposal by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) that would add four former members to the House ethics committee, but Democrats are not expected to permit that vote.

More updates will folllow after the Rules Committee markup.