House Anti-’Czar’ Bill Reaches 100 Co-Sponsors

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Rep. Jack Kingston’s (R-Ga.) has rapidly signed up 99 co-sponsors for his Czar Accountability and Reform Act of 2009, which I wrote about last week. All but one of them are Republicans: the member of the majority party backing Kingston’s crusade to prevent presidential advisers who haven’t been approved by the Senate from collecting salaries is  Rep. William Clay (D-Mo.),

At 2:15 p.m., at least three House Republicans will join Kingston (R-Ga.) for a press conference on “their efforts to bring about increased transparency and accountability for President Obama’s czars.”

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Anti-Czar Bill Gets 100 Cosponsors In House | Obama Biden White House
Pingback posted September 16, 2009 @ 3:58 pm

[...] it’s the House’s turn to get deeply mired in confusion over this non-issue! The Washington Independent’s Dave Weigel reports today that Georgia Republican Jack Kingston has rounded up 100 co-sponsors for the Czar Accountability [...]


anoneditor
Comment posted September 16, 2009 @ 4:59 pm

Just a note: The article should say, “All but one of them are Republicans:”


adorn
Comment posted September 16, 2009 @ 6:01 pm

Hilarious, “Czar” was a nickname make up by republican presidents… all have official titles and head up departments, all they have to do is look up their names to find their title. This is a non-issue that makes them look very uneducated.


Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » Maybe They Are On To Something
Pingback posted September 16, 2009 @ 7:14 pm

[...] The newest wingnut endeavor: [...]


vfox
Comment posted September 16, 2009 @ 6:56 pm

BRAVO!!! Finally, Transparency and Accountability seem to be important on Capitol Hill.


vfox
Comment posted September 16, 2009 @ 7:00 pm

BRAVO!!! Finally, Congress is starting to get the drift regarding TRANSPARENCY and ACCOUNTABILITY…


But back in the bush days, the czars were reporting to a white guy and that’s just peachy : Galt Gone Wild
Pingback posted September 16, 2009 @ 9:07 pm

[...] people can’t have czars – check the Bible. John Cole on a roll: The newest wingnut endeavor: Rep. Jack Kingston’s (R-Ga.) has rapidly signed up 99 co-sponsors for his Czar Accountability [...]


pxl
Comment posted September 16, 2009 @ 9:23 pm

from the party who twice put into the white house the person who famously quipped:

“The French have no word for Entrepreneur”


djonan
Comment posted September 16, 2009 @ 10:57 pm

How does this change ANYTHING??? Their real titles aren't “czars”. This is political kabuki and ANYBODY that cheers it along doesn't understand the first thing about their government. And its really a shame because they are the ones that love to talk (shout) the loudest about it.


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Pingback posted September 22, 2009 @ 1:37 pm

[...] House Republicans even have a bill, the Czar Accountability and Reform Act of 2009, which now has 100 co-sponsors. They argue that the czars are unaccountable because they haven’t been [...]


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