Rep. Ken Buck joined Reps. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., Pete Sessions, R-Texas, and Jared Polis, D-Colo., in introducing the Political Appointee Burrowing Prevention Act. The act would establish a two-year prohibition on certain non-career political appointees accepting career positions in the federal civil service.
"A political appointment is a privilege that carries with it the responsibility of serving your country. Part of serving your country means stepping down at the end of your term of service, and this bill simply enforces that expectation," Buck said. "Without this bill as a safeguard, political appointees can embed across our bureaucracy, carrying on the agenda of their appointing president long after voters have chosen a new direction."