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House Proceeding on Sep 9th, 2009 :: 0:17:55 to 0:19:00
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Cliff Stearns

0:17:51 to 0:18:11( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: year can't be sustained. i urg reform now. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida rise? mr. stearns: to address the ho the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. stearns: mr. speaker, the recent controversy and resignation by one of president obama's policy czars highlights a very real problem.

Cliff Stearns

0:17:55 to 0:19:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Cliff Stearns

Cliff Stearns

0:18:12 to 0:18:32( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: the president's use of unaccountable policy czars to circumvent the constitution. by one account the white house has 32 policy czars, including a science czar, a regulatory czar, and even a great lakes czar. these czars are tasked with leading major policy efforts for the administration and have simply been granted a great

Cliff Stearns

0:18:33 to 0:18:53( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: deal of authority. yet each czar unlike a cabinet secretary, is not subject to congressional oversight. members of the cabinet have to be approved by congress and they report to congress. policy czars have no such obligation. so what we have now is a situation where major policy decisions are being made by a

Cliff Stearns

0:18:54 to 0:19:00( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: group of people who are not approved by congress, not subject to congressial oversight, and operate without any transparency or

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