WASHINGTON - During last year's Whitewater hearings, Rep. Spencer Bachus found himself under fire from then chairman Henry B. Gonzalez as "an obstructive force."

Rep. Bachus' crime was to question the chairman's rulings. After all, Rep. Gonzalez noted, the two-term lawmaker was a mere Republican, a member of the panel's minority party.

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