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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Lawmakers Want Extra Protections for Staff Who Investigate Executive Branch

WASHINGTON – Congress is looking into providing additional legal protections to staff members who face reprisals for their work holding executive branch agencies accountable.

The Senate Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism held a hearing on what Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the panel chairman, described as “a very sensitive but real world problem” regarding legitimate congressional oversight functions that result in objections from federal agencies that could lead to criminal referrals.

Graham said Senate staff members frequently “are going to ask hard questions of powerful people to make sure they are accountable.” The subcommittee wants to make sure those staff members asking the questions “are not subject to reprisal in a way that would chill oversight.”



Anonymous said...

This is the HildaBeast Law - she'll get you anyway!
Her (and their) associated body count still rises!

As long as you have dumbocrats with their "Do as I say - not as I do" mentality, there will be retaliation!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like something Wicomico County needs.