I expect the most they’ll ever actually accomplish is hold meetings, publish reams of regulations, and issue pamphlets. Unless, of course, something actually happens and then they’ll shift into blame mode.
And collect info to add to their files on "dissidents". Remember the enormous new intelligence center the feds built in Utah?
A tyrannical government doesn't have to beat, jail or shoot people these days. They can harass and beggar them to death with the use of federal agencies. They can utterly ruin anyone they care to.
That new house you're building? It probably sits on a "wetland" and you don't even know it.
Or, surprise! The IT department found child porn on your work computer. (now where do you suppose that came from?)