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OPINION: House Democrats Need To Conduct Hearings ... On Government Waste

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12.11.2018

Now that midterms are over, rhetorical bomb-throwing and campaign clichés must give way to governing for the good of the country.

After recapturing the House, Democrats have pledged to investigate President Trump’s administration, along with alleged shenanigans committed by their Republican foes in other branches of power.

While it is important to investigate the activities of government officials and hold their feet to the fire, a coherent, well-executed strategy is needed to move these hearings beyond empty grandstanding and into ones which will genuinely hold the government and government officials accountable

Instead of devoting taxpayer dollars to finding creative but completely unrealistic potential avenues for the President’s impeachment, House Democrats would be wise to work with Republicans to investigate the excesses of the federal bureaucracy writ large.

Lax controls and frivolous spending across agencies should concern lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, and that shared concern would give members of Congress an opportunity to work together and unite a bitterly divided country. By shining light on decadent designs and precarious priorities, lawmakers........

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