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House Arms Itself for Witch Hunts - NY Times editorial

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'House Republicans approved without much notice, procedural rule changes intended to reduce transparency and accountability in the House, introduced along with the ethics plan. The changes expand the ability of House committees to compel people to give depositions under oath, which will make it easier to intimidate opponents. They also restored the  a provision from 1876, that allows Congress to fire employees in the federal bureaucracy by eliminating positions and cutting salaries of individual workers to a negligible amount. This obscure authority, known as the Holman Rule, is certain to frighten career civil servants who have worked on politically fraught issues like climate change.'

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