June 24, 2024
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Senate panel to weigh bills to strengthen U.S. government watchdogs

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By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Senate panel will consider legislation this week to boost the independence of government watchdogs after President Donald Trump while in office fired several who were conducting high-profile investigations into him or his allies. Several bills in the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee would make it harder for presidents to install political insiders as inspectors general, amid concerns that political insiders might not be fair and impartial. The bills would also allow inspectors general to compel testimony from ex-government offic…

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