Among bills offered in the new Congress’s early days was HR-396, to make those with seriously delinquent tax debt ineligible for federal employment, a plan that has been introduced numerous times in the past and that has passed the House, but not the Senate. It would exempt employees or applicants who are working to settle their tax disputes and resolve outstanding liabilities, and would provide for a limited other exemptions. Also introduced was HR-295, to reduce the DoD civilian workforce, which now stands at about 750,000, by 15 percent by fiscal year 2020, with DoD encouraged to offer buyouts and early retirements to meet that goal; and HR-509, to abolish the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and transfer its functions mostly to the FBI and DEA.