GOP plans to go after Obama czars after takeover in January

Assuming Republicans take the House (a pretty safe bet), The Daily Caller reports that they plan to do something about the Obama administration’s penchant for appointing “czars” rather than make policy with more oversight:

The relevant congressional oversight committees have not exercised close oversight over the czars and other administration regulatory efforts during the last two years, but [Rep. Fred] Upton [R-Mich., the likely chair of the Energy and Commerce committee in event of a Republican takeover] plans to change that in January by regularly subpoenaing administration officials.

“We need to go line by line, page by page through the line items they happen to fund,” Upton said. “For a lot of these programs, I’m not sure they were authorized [by Congress], so how is it we are spending money for them?

“We are going to be focusing like a laser beam on overreaching by the regulators.”

Upton also tells The Daily Caller that he plans on putting the EPA on the hot seat for their plans to try and circumvent congressional inaction on cap and trade by regulating greenhouse gases.

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