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Dem Rep doubts authority of Congress to question the EPA
Spero News ^ | 11/15/2013 | Clinton Gillespie

Posted on 11/15/2013 11:00:36 AM PST by AstralisLux

During a congressional hearing with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Democratic Congresswoman Donna Edwards (Maryland), claimed Congress has no authority to question the EPA's data and techniques. [video]

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KEYWORDS: donnaedwards; environment; epa; ginamccarthy

1 posted on 11/15/2013 11:00:36 AM PST by AstralisLux
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To: AstralisLux

equal branches. fedgov agencies are not congressional branches. they are lower. they answer to any three of those branches even though only one oversees them day to day.


2 posted on 11/15/2013 11:02:37 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: AstralisLux

And I doubt the EPA’s ability to survive if their funding was stripped away.


3 posted on 11/15/2013 11:02:50 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: AstralisLux

Seems almost like a ready-made campaign commercial for her opposition. But hey, who am I kidding?


4 posted on 11/15/2013 11:03:01 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: AstralisLux

Gingrich was right. Fire EVERYONE at the EPA!!


5 posted on 11/15/2013 11:03:45 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: AstralisLux

How DARE any mere MORTALS question the mighty, and ARMED, EPA!


6 posted on 11/15/2013 11:03:50 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: AstralisLux

Congress has the authority to defund the EPA


7 posted on 11/15/2013 11:04:49 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: Secret Agent Man
That comment from the rep needs and immediate and blunt response from boner. Lets see if he has the stones.
8 posted on 11/15/2013 11:05:33 AM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: AstralisLux

Donna “The Ditz” Edwards has no business being in Congress. She obviously is an uninformed airhead who is unfamiliar with the term, “congressional oversight”.


9 posted on 11/15/2013 11:05:53 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Repeal ObamaScam NOW!!!)
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To: AstralisLux
Maybe we'll have some more McCarthy hearings for the new millennium
10 posted on 11/15/2013 11:05:58 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
"That comment from the rep needs and immediate and blunt response from boner."

Donna you ignorant __________ .

11 posted on 11/15/2013 11:07:02 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: AstralisLux

wow.

Just when you think things could not get dumber


12 posted on 11/15/2013 11:07:45 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: AstralisLux

*facepalm*


13 posted on 11/15/2013 11:07:53 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: AstralisLux

And this is why doing away with teaching U.S. government and civics as it used to be was such a bad idea.
Now we have idiots in office who never learned how our government works, nor what the three branches are.


14 posted on 11/15/2013 11:09:08 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Enterprise

Sheila Jackson_Lee will back her up on this I bet.

:p


15 posted on 11/15/2013 11:09:14 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: AstralisLux

“Donna Edwards” is a WASTE of SKIN!


16 posted on 11/15/2013 11:09:59 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: AstralisLux
Dem Rep doubts authority of Congress to question the EPA

Do the Dems doubt the ability of Congress to defund the EPA?

Is it finally time to play hardball here?

17 posted on 11/15/2013 11:10:04 AM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: AstralisLux
This is a glaring example of people being elected to high office with not even the rudimentary knowledge of what they are supposed to know and do.

Blame it on the government controlled public education system and stupidity?

18 posted on 11/15/2013 11:11:02 AM PST by Parmy
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To: AstralisLux

If it has to do with funding/spending ... yes it DOES have authority


19 posted on 11/15/2013 11:11:54 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Gingrich was right in a LOT of things


20 posted on 11/15/2013 11:12:28 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: AstralisLux

Homer: [flipping through Bible] But this book doesn't have any answers!
Grampa Simpson: Beware, BEWARE! Time is short! Eeeepa! Eeeepa! EEEEEPA!

21 posted on 11/15/2013 11:15:06 AM PST by Teacher317 (Obama is failing faster than I can lower my expectations.)
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To: AstralisLux
Dem Rep doubts authority of Congress to question the EPA

FIRST, cut off all funding for the EPA and make it illegal to transfer any funds to them, THEN have this discussion.

22 posted on 11/15/2013 11:17:47 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: AstralisLux

The Stupid is strong in this one...


23 posted on 11/15/2013 11:18:30 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Executive Branch agencies are not “lower”. They are in a separate branch of government from the legislature, and the legislature is in fact authorized to oversee executive branch activities, and to fund or not fund accordingly.


24 posted on 11/15/2013 11:22:55 AM PST by 22202NOVA ("Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage." -- H.L. Mencken)
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To: AstralisLux

Yet when Bush was President all we heard about was Congress’ constitutional duty of “oversight”.


25 posted on 11/15/2013 11:22:57 AM PST by circlecity
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26 posted on 11/15/2013 11:23:23 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Darksheare
And this is why doing away with teaching U.S. government and civics as it used to be was such a bad idea.

"Core Curriculum?"
The teaching of U.S. Government and civics has not been eliminated, it has been redefined. like so many other things; propaganda is the new "Civics."

"We must obey the president"
"Congress has the ability to tell us what we need."

Etc., etc...

27 posted on 11/15/2013 11:27:12 AM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: AstralisLux

Congress has no Constitional authority to make other legislative ‘bodies’ like the EPA.

Are there enough lamp posts in D.C.?


28 posted on 11/15/2013 11:28:46 AM PST by Electric Graffiti (STERILIZE OBAMA VOTERS)
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To: Jim Robinson
Gingrich was right. Fire EVERYONE at the EPA!!

Then get working on the Department of Education, and then, "I've got a little list, none of them will be missed"

29 posted on 11/15/2013 11:32:39 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: GeronL
wow.....Just when you think things could not get dumber....


30 posted on 11/15/2013 11:34:06 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

“That comment from the rep needs and immediate and blunt response from boner.”

Not a chance. If owebama had a sister...


31 posted on 11/15/2013 11:40:24 AM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Darksheare
Now we have idiots in office who never learned how our government works, nor what the three branches are

Not so fast. I went to school in the Lost World, and I understand the three branches VERY well.

So well, in fact, that I began to look into how the EPA could be abolished or curtailed in a meaningful way.

WELL...

The EPA was not created by an Act of Congress. There is no section of the US Code that creates it or authorizes it's existence.

It was created by Executive Order to simplify the task of the Executive Branch in enforcing a number of huge and unconstitutional laws that actually WERE passed by Congress between the late 1950s and the late 1960s.

As such, it is purely a creature of the President.

32 posted on 11/15/2013 11:40:57 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: AstralisLux

Donna Edwards is Hank “Guam is Capsizing” Johnson’s “sister.”


33 posted on 11/15/2013 11:41:28 AM PST by vette6387
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To: 22202NOVA

we are not disagreeing. they are not on an equal level of the three branches of govt. they answer to any of the three, they are directed and controlled by them in terms of funding, scope, actions, and legal decisions.


34 posted on 11/15/2013 11:43:20 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: publius911

Yes.
Redefined as that.


35 posted on 11/15/2013 11:43:59 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: AstralisLux

Impeach and remove Obozo and fire these two female rats.


36 posted on 11/15/2013 12:09:26 PM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: AstralisLux

Do not ever question the bureaucracy.


37 posted on 11/15/2013 12:17:28 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Gingrich was right. Fire EVERYONE at the EPA!!

Here is how you do it. You send them all out into the parking lots. Then you call each one by name to return, one at a time based only on need. After 10 days, those that have not been called back are let go, fired, out, part of the RIF, and must seek employment elsewhere.

38 posted on 11/15/2013 12:36:46 PM PST by Rapscallion (The party of the liberal lie have given you Obamacare. Republicans were locked out of the process.)
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To: AstralisLux

She is shooting for Sheila Jackson Lee’s position as Most Stupid black in the Congress.

She might get it too.


39 posted on 11/15/2013 12:46:40 PM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: knarf
Gingrich was right in a LOT of things:

Environmental policy wasn't one of them.

40 posted on 11/15/2013 12:51:19 PM PST by Carry_Okie ("Single payer" is Medicaid for all; they'll pull the sheet over your head when you're done.)
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To: Electric Graffiti
Congress has no authority to create bodies like the EPA

Congress didn't.

41 posted on 11/15/2013 1:16:30 PM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: AstralisLux

Congress funds it, so of course they can question it! Moron.


42 posted on 11/15/2013 1:25:12 PM PST by steelhead_trout (MYOB)
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To: AstralisLux
Certainly the Congress has authority over Agencies PARTICULARY WITH THE ABILITY TO DEFUND ANY AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT OR POLICY - e.g. OBAMACARE.
43 posted on 11/15/2013 1:33:06 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: AstralisLux

Donna is from the native state of Pelosi. Coincidence?


44 posted on 11/15/2013 1:38:08 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: publius911; PATRIOT1876
"defund the EPA"

That is irrelevant. The EPA is an agency in the executive branch to administer and enforce the laws. That's why the EPA was created.

You can defund the EPA but the Clean Air Act is still the law. As is the Clean Water Act or the Safe Drinking water Act. Thru the years congress has passed many acts that have become part of the US Code Book.

And thru the years the courts have made many decisions that carry the weight of law and are in the US Code.

Well golly, lets defund EPA and that will make all the legislative acts and judicial decisions impertinent?

45 posted on 11/15/2013 1:47:39 PM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: Secret Agent Man

equal branches. fedgov agencies are not congressional branches. they are lower. they answer to any three of those branches even though only one oversees them day to day.

Maybe “Donna” should just resign and go home. Apparently she is in agreement with obamaramadingdong that the Congress is irrelevant.


46 posted on 11/15/2013 2:00:47 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: AstralisLux

It is amazing how ignorant demoncrats are and how they get elected being so stupid. Do these people ever study the constitution? Do they ever study government?
This is up there with SJL thinking we had goneto Mars and the jackass who thought Guam would capsize if we stationed more Marines there.


47 posted on 11/15/2013 2:07:20 PM PST by WilliamRobert (Rafael Cruz is an American hero, and he makes me proud to be Texan.)
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To: Ben Ficklin

*lets defund EPA and that will make all the legislative acts and judicial decisions impertinent? *

We all want to end Obamacare.

The Jim Crow laws went away.

Slavery laws were taken away.

Don’t stand on the “law of the land” phrase.

If the EPA is defunded they can’t cause any more trouble.


48 posted on 11/15/2013 3:30:45 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: cripplecreek

“And I doubt the EPA’s ability to survive if their funding was stripped away.’

The Republicans in the House of Representatives have had the Constitutional authority to defund the EPA since January 2011. They have the authority but don’t have the guts.


49 posted on 11/15/2013 7:02:09 PM PST by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Jim Noble

If Congress has no authority to create legislative bodies likie the EPA, does it really need to be said that the executive and judicial branches don’t have that authority either?

Unbelievable.


50 posted on 11/21/2013 11:50:24 AM PST by Electric Graffiti (STERILIZE OBAMA VOTERS)
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