Skip to comments.Republicans introduce bill to eliminate presidential 'czars'
Posted on 01/06/2011 1:56:14 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Republicans introduce bill to eliminate presidential 'czars' By Michael O'Brien - 01/06/11 04:15 PM ET
A group of House Republicans introduced a bill on Wednesday to rein in the various "czars" in the Obama administration.
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and 28 other House Republicans introduced legislation to do away with the informal, paid advisers President Obama has employed over the past two years.
The legislation, which was introduced in the last Congress but was not allowed to advance under Democratic control, would do away with the 39 czars Obama has employed during his administration.
The bill defines a czar as "a head of any task force, council, policy office within the Executive Office of the President, or similar office established by or at the direction of the President" who is appointed to a position that would otherwise require Senate confirmation.
Republicans had complained about the president's use of czars to help advance his agenda in Congress. In particular, the GOP had harped about the personal history of Van Jones, the president's czar for "green jobs," over past comments Jones had made about Fox News came to light. Jones eventually resigned.
Another prominent czar over the past year was Carol Browner, the president's energy and environmental adviser. She helped head up efforts in response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and the ultimately unsuccessful effort for an energy and climate bill from Congress.
Republicans introduced several bills to eliminate czars in the last Congress, but similar legislation could conceivably advance in the House now that the GOP controls the chamber.
"We havent gotten an indication of an exact timeline for committee action, considering that the bill was just filed yesterday," said Scalise spokesman Stephen Bell. "We hope to have this discussion in the near future as the congressman works to pursue all the bills he has introduced in the 112th Congress."
>>>The communists had a good idea on what to do with czars....Just saying...
It’s kind of ironic that the first “czar” (Director of the White House Drug Abuse Policy a.k.a. the Drug Czar) was put in place by Ronald Reagan.
Well its certainly about time!
The original Czars were not meant to have much power, they were meant to be mostly advisory positions, that would take some of the work off the shoulders of the president on issues like drug use. If you recall, the anti-drug program was Nancy Reagan’s big issue.
So, this would be like Obama appointing a Czar of children’s nutrition for Michelle.
This is turning out to be a GREAT DAY!
I’m not so stupid to think this may pass Senate but the principal can be resolved and then it can be tacked onto something else that is vital... make the spinate pass it and dumbo sign it. Trench warfare taking as few prisoners as possible.
Bring it to the floor, read it for two days, debate it for one, vote and defund... 4 days max.
No need for committee. That is a House rule isn’t it and not Constitutional?
A decent start. “Wait and see” mode engaged.
On target...fire for effect!
Boehner and the gang aren’t letting any grass grow... This is fun to watch...
The term “czar” is incorrect. The CORRECT term for this administration is “Commissar”.
Put Obambi on a budget ... defund anything he does with an executive order ....
As part of their plan to destroy America, I believe George Soros funds/funded them....not the government or congrss or the president. They form a real fifth column within...
Now Czar of Voting Rights for the Undocumented and Unliving?
And while they are at it, they could cut 3/4 of the FLOTUS staff.
Day One of Good News! :)
They are starting well. Of COURSE, we all realize that the Dems will put roadblocks in the way....and to REALLY accomplish getting government reined in will take TIME. Let us hope, pray and support the good that they do....as it BEGINS.
DEFUND DEFUND DEFUND...........