Wednesday, June 15, 2011

House Republicans Move to Strip Funding From Four of Obama's Czars

President Obama ignored previous budget language stripping his czars of funding by issuing a signing statement.
(Politico) — House Republicans are striking back after the Obama administration rebuffed an earlier GOP effort to strip funding for so-called White House policy czars.
Republicans have included language in the fiscal 2012 financial services spending bill to slash the salaries for four senior White House advisory positions, a House Democratic aide told POLITICO.
The four jobs targeted by the ban: senior advisers on health reform, energy and climate change, autos and manufacturing, and urban affairs.
The spending bill language is expected to be released Wednesday and marked up Thursday in the Appropriations Committee’s Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee.

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