“Drain the swamp” was one of the catchphrases that spurred now-President Donald Trump’s unlikely run to the White House in 2016.  Three years into his first term and Washington D.C. still feels a bit swampy, but if a pair of Georgia legislators have their say, that will change.

U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) this month reintroduced H.R. 3348, the Modern Employment Reform, Improvement, and Transformation (MERIT) Act, which seeks to make it easier to get rid of entrenched federal employees, as of now a tall task that has contributed heavily to the “swamp” moniker. 

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