All the President’s Czar’s … maybe not any longer.
House Republicans of the new 112th Congress introduced a bill yesterday that would eliminate Barack Obama’s 39 czars. What a novel concept that “a head of any task force, council, policy office within the Executive Office of the President” would have to require Senate confirmation. That goes for any party in office. As stated at Weasel Zippers, elections have consequences.
From The Hill:
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.