How agency leaders can prepare for more aggressive House oversight

A shift in power in the House brings with it looming threats to agency leaders, by putting them at risk of deeper and likely more adversarial investigations. Republican leaders on the Oversight and Accountability Committee have already promised to carry out exactly what the new committee name suggests: accountability. As Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), the committee’s chairman, organizes his plans to zero in on more robust oversight of the Biden administration, career feds should prepare to position themselves more assertively.