Over four years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) wants federal employees to return to the office like most Americans.

Budget directives introduced by House Republicans will require federal agencies to publicly post how many employees come to work in person in Washington.

Multiple recent reports have found that the Department of Education is only using 17% of its office space in Washington, D.C., and the Department of Health and Human Services is only using 19%.

Aderholt said Tuesday on Fox News Channel's "America’s Newsroom" that the push was about getting back to regular order. 

“We’re just trying to get back to regular order. The way it was before COVID and trying to make sure when we have all of these buildings in Washington, D.C. They’re being cooled and they’re being heated in the winter. Yet, there’s very few people in them. That’s really a waste of federal resources,” Aderholt said. 

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