Jordan calls on Congress to use power of the purse to end ‘politically sensitive’ DOJ probes

House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan sent a letter to House Appropriations Chairwoman Kay Granger proposing that Congress use the power of the purse to “constrain out-of-control federal agencies.”

The Republican from Ohio is calling on Congress to stop funding “politically sensitive” investigations by the Biden Department of Justice, investigations targeting political opponents and their families, until the DOJ “establishes a policy requiring non-partisan career staff to oversee such investigations.”

Jordan wrote, “None of the funds made available by this Act or any other Act shall be used to conduct a politically sensitive investigation until the Department of Justice establishes a policy requiring non-partisan career staff to oversee such investigations.”

“Politically sensitive investigations include those investigations of elected officials and their family members, political candidates and their family members, political organizations, religious organizations, and members of the media,” Jordan further clarified.

The FBI was also named in the “suggested priorities” the GOP lawmaker wants included in the 2024 appropriations bills.

“The Committee remains concerned about the politicization of federal law enforcement power emanating from FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.,” Jordan said in the letter. “The centralization of FBI operations in the National Capitol Region has led to duplication of activity best left to the respective field offices, contributed to reduced autonomy in local field offices, and allowed improper political influence to taint law enforcement investigations and activity.”

Other requests focus on protecting FBI whistleblowers by targeting the salaries of FBI or DOJ officials who are found to have retaliated and securing the southern border. Jordan also requested that funds appropriated to the Department of Homeland Security not be used to administer hormone therapy or gender reassignment surgery for immigrants in federal custody.

“Since the start of the 118th Congress, the Committee on the Judiciary and its Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government have been conducting oversight to address the problems created by the Biden Administration and to protect fundamental civil liberties,” Jordan said. “This work has generated a number of potential reforms that the House of Representatives can advance through its ‘power of the purse.’ We appreciate your willingness to work with us to identify ways to utilize the appropriations process to constrain out-of-control federal agencies, hold the Biden Administration accountable, and most importantly protect the fundamental civil liberties of the American people.”


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