After doing more digging, I found this article, again from the NY Times:
Seems the house has reversed it's vote after many contacts and letters from constituents. From the Times:
"...The reversal came less than 24 hours after House Republicans, meeting in a secret session, voted to curtail the powers of the Office of Congressional Ethics, an independent body created in 2008 after a series of scandals involving House lawmakers, including three who were sent to jail."
This proves to me that by being involved and contacting our Representatives, we can affect change. I will still post when I hear back from Mr. Amash. I am interested in how he voted on this.
Note: This was an issue I read about in December. I am happy it turned out this way, but a lesson for me to act on things sooner.