First attempts of 'Holman Rule' unsuccessful

Lawmakers have made their first use of the “Holman Rule,” which enables them to reduce the number of federal workers at specific agencies or cut their salaries as a provision of or an amendment to an appropriations bill, Government Executive reports.

House Republicans had targeted 89 Congressional Budget Office through an amendment that failed July 26, and another lawmaker introduced two more amendments that targeted specific employees at State and Defense departments, which were approved in committee but never went for a vote on the floor, the article notes.

The article also notes that lawmakers introduced other amendments aimed at stripping the salaries of those working full time on official time or anyone not subject to at-will employment—roughly the entire civil service—but those provisions did not make it past committee.

Reader comments

Tue, Aug 29, 2017 Helena, MT

Just remember which party members of the congress are doing this belong to! And vote in your best interests next time...quit being fooled by their lies and political rhetoric.

Fri, Aug 4, 2017

New Idea: Send RIF notices to the Congress and Senate and base it on their lousy out put and responsibility for government shutdowns. All the political minions should loose $1,0000 a day for as long as a shut down continues and if they come back RIF them out.

Wed, Aug 2, 2017

Use the Holman rule on Congress and Senate along with a large portion of their staff. American would be better off with less of the nonsense they are responsible for, and at the same time global warming may be lessened since the reduction of hot air from those chambers would benefit mankind.

Mon, Jul 31, 2017

This is so wrong.

Mon, Jul 31, 2017

They should use the Homan rule on congress and senate every time they shut the government down, cant pass reasonable legislation.

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