Congress revives 140-year-old rule that has federal workers in fear - good!:
"Over two million people are employed by the federal government, and too many of them have enjoyed unprecedented levels of job security even when they’ve failed at their duties. This undue protection has bloated the federal budget, and the new Congress aims to trim the fat by revising a rule started a decade after the Civil War.
The Holman Rule, adopted in 1876 as a means to control the booming national debt post-war, gives lawmakers the power to target wasteful programs, spending, and has also been used to eliminate individual federal employees or groups of employees."