The House of Representatives have voted to create the Office of Congress Ethics. Ostensibly, it will be a non-partisan, unaffiliated group of six people who are appointed by the very Congressman they are supposed to have oversight on.
The new office will be responsible for investigating impropriety by Congress members and report to the House Ethics Committee. The measure passed 229-182, with the majority of Republicans voting against it.
In summary, the Government is bigger and a new cost has been added because the politicians that we elect to represent us cannot police their own......or at the very least 'do the right thing'.