FEDERAL WORKFORCE: GOP bill would fire workers who refuse to testify before Congress Emily Yehle, E&E reporter Published: Monday, June 24, 2013 Federal employees who refuse to testify in front of Congress would lose their jobs under a new Republican bill. Please subscribe to E&ENews PM to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.