Skip to comments.Senate kills bid to make White House czars accountable
Posted on 09/25/2009 9:16:11 AM PDT by Nachum
Computerworld - A proposed amendment that would have given Congress more oversight over the White House cybersecurity czar and at least 17 other czars appointed by President Obama was shut down in the U.S. Senate today.
The amendment, proposed by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), sought to restrict federal funds for the expenses of White House-appointed czars unless two conditions are met. One of them was to require the president to agree that every czar would respond to "reasonable requests" to testify before Congress on matters related to the office. The other required White House-appointed czars to issue a report to Congress twice a year. The proposed amendment was in an Interior Department environmental appropriations bill on the Senate floor.
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Rats: see no evil, hear no evil
baucus was as arrogant as zero (I intentionally refuse to capitalize their names)
The Senate does not need a bill they have the power to have oversight over the czars.
Wow the Republican door mat Senator Collins was unable to get her legislation through. But I thought that if the Republican were just nicer and easier to work with they would be able to get some of the legislation through. Maybe Senator Collins should spend less time breaking her foot off in the Republican party’s butt and more time challenging her Democrat peers. But then again she did say the Republican party has left her. I am sick of her type; I guess this was her attempt to validate that R next to her name.
Simple cut off their paycheck for starters.
I share that sentiment in refusing to capitalize their names. Silly little thing isn’t it? Still, strangely satisfying. Any insult I can think of to spurn their legitimacy.
Susan Collins authored this?
I guess Sen. Collins no longer has the hots for Obama.
The National Socialists in Congress will ensure that Obama’s Czars are unaccountable to the American people.
I agree. They are not deserving of having capitalized names.
Really? So these Czars are really senate shills?
I would have never guessed.
I have been telling people that Barry O. is a symptom and the real problem lies in the legislative branch.
Somehow we need to expose these chumps.
That makes them domestic enemies of the constitution.
Troops who understand should act.
“The National Socialists in Congress will ensure that Obamas Czars are unaccountable to the American people.”
Good then only more fuel to stoke the anti-democratic election fires.
And if the DemocRATs decide what a “reasonable request” is then this bill would be meaningless, if passed. Susan Collins is a disgrace.
I guess they might get it in 2010...when we sweep Washington clean of the filth. Then again they are dense.
How much more can we take? Daily I am aghast at this Congress, O’s activities, etc. Day after day after day .....
Good points, and continuing that line of reasoning: anything these non-existent "czars" propose is just so much hot air, and anything they try to implement or enforce will be blantant violations of several existing criminal and civil laws.
Can we use that reasoning to resist anything they implement?
I hope we can clean out the trash in 2010.
With all the corruption in the non-transparent WH and Senate and with ACORN ‘s help, they do have an advantage. They would NEVER EVER WIN a legal election.
We’re very close, perhaps past the point where trying to reason with these creatures can be useful.
Obama clearly said during the pre inauguration days that he planned to FUNDAMENTALLY change America. He wants the Constitution to be changed. He is not for the good of America ... he is for the good of Obama; and those that put him in power. (Not the people).
He has no love of America or it people. MO.
He has total power and he intends to make the most of this.
Soon he will declare he needs more time to complete his work and will extend his time in office to life.
Watch and see.
It will be back, but only After the Senate has conferred with its House flunkies and assured that it’s Packed with Pork for the Senator’s home States: which seems to be about the Only purpose most legislation has anyway.
Rather than wasting time on this, How about a Senate Resolution Opposing the use of terminology from pre-Soviet CZARIST RUSSIA being Any part of American Government to begin with?
czars are just another term for advisor. I cannot remember a president since Nixon who did not have them. W had 47 and that did not bother us. This makes us look a bit hypocritable I am afraid. And costs us our credibility. We have so many huge problems, why this battle have we chosen? And we did not choose to do anything about W’s. Just makes me wonder.
What the heck was that word I used??? Hypocritable???? Is that a word???? Dont think so. Good grief...makes us look like hypocrites.....there you go.
“Soon he will declare he needs more time to complete his work and will extend his time in office to life.”
That would not surprise me and I hope he does. The true patriots of this country would resolve that issue, quickly.
Eventually, how many of these criminals will go to jail?
How many should go to jail?
Every last one of them should be put in handcuffs and frog-marched to club-fed.
So does this mean we have 4 branches of govt now?
Susan “I’m a RINO” Collins?
This was orchestrated by the WH.
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