GOP Pushes to Outlaw Presidential 'Czars'

Republicans have slammed paid advisers' role in Washington
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 7, 2011 8:05 AM CST
President Barack Obama talks with media aboard Air Force One soon after leaving at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, en route to Washington after a family vacation.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – House Republicans hope a new bill will drive out President Obama’s “czars,” the 39 paid advisers he’s hired throughout his term. The GOP has pushed similar bills in the past, but with Republican control of the House, this one stands a better chance of advancing, the Hill notes. Republicans have railed against czars like Van Jones, former head of "green jobs," who've led task forces without needing Senate confirmation.

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