OGDEN -- Former Ogden Police Chief Jon Greiner testified before a congressional subcommittee this week about his experiences with the Hatch Act.
The city fired Greiner late last year, the culmination of a years-long battle with the federal agency that oversees the act after he was found to be in violation.
Greiner had signed off on six federal grants worth more than $1 million and already in place during his successful 2006 run for the state Senate.
The act regulates the political activity of state and local government workers if they are principally employed by an agency in connection with programs financed in whole or in part by federal loans or grants. The subcommittee is reviewing the act to see if reform is needed.
Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, also released a statement Thursday supporting the review.
"It is an outdated federal law that is negatively impacting too many well-intentioned individuals... Jon's story has always been a compelling argument for reform of this law," Bishop said.