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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Republican bills to kill federal agencies face uphill battle

By (@danielchaitin7) 2/20/17

Republicans want to do a bit of house cleaning in government this year by trashing a number of federal agencies, but success is far from assured and may come in the form of more limited restrictions.  So far in the 115th session of Congress, which began Jan. 3, Republican lawmakers in the House and the Senate have offered bills to do away with at least three agencies: the Education Department, Environmental Protection Agency and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The highest profile lawmaker to introduce department-killing legislation is Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who last week unveiled the "Repeal CFPB Act," which would get rid of the independent agency that he said, "grew in power and magnitude without any accountability to Congress and the people." CFPB was created by Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, signed by President Barack Obama in 2010 in response to the 2008 financial crisis........To Read More.....

My Take - The fact of the matter is this going to take a big fight and unfortunately most politicians don't have the stomach - or back bone - for it.  But.....we'll see, maybe they'll remember it's not all about them and they're supposed to be fighting for what's good for the nation, not getting re-elected term after term like John McCain, who has been there too long .... and it turns out ....too often....when never would have been better.  Having once been a hero can give someone the benefit of the doubt, but it doesn't give them a pass on the rest of life. 

 

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