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11-HR059 on Jan 5, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: Sunset All Czars Act
Source: HCR3&HR59
    CONCURRENT RESOLUTION To define advisors often characterized as Czars and to provide that appropriated funds may not be used to pay for any salaries and expenses associated with such advisors.
  • Whereas Congress recognizes the importance of coordinating executive agencies, and recognizes that Presidents often appoint special assistants, commonly referred to as 'czars', to manage this coordination with regard to important areas of national policy, and to advise the President;
  • Whereas at least 36 czars have been appointed in 2009, raising concerns about the Federal government's provision of adequate transparency and accountability to the public; and
  • Whereas members of Congress are concerned that the appointment of these czars and their actions may subvert the legislative and oversight authority of Congress under article I of the Constitution:
  • Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That it is the sense of Congress that the President should--
  • issue a report to Congress clearly outlining the responsibilities, qualifications, and authorities of the special assistants to the President, commonly referred to as 'czars', that he has appointed; and
  • certify to Congress that such czars have not asserted and will not in the future assert any powers other than those granted by statute to a commissioned officer on the President's staff; and
  • Congress should hold hearings on such report and such certification within 30 days after the date of their receipt.
  • [HR59 adds the additional stricter clause]: Appropriated funds may not be used to pay for any salaries or expenses of any task force, council, policy office within the Executive Office of the President, or similar office that is established by the direction of the President; and the head of which is a Czar.

    • Topic: Government Reform
    • Headline: Require Congressional certification of president's "Czars"
    • Headline 2: Sponsored congressional certification of president's "Czars"

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    Democrats participating in 11-HR059

    Ralph Moody Hall s1oTexas Democrat 

    Republicans participating in 11-HR059

    Brian Bilbray s1oCalifornia Republican 
    Marsha Blackburn s1oTennessee Republican 
    Paul Broun s1oGA Republican Challenger 
    Michael Burgess s1oTexas Republican 
    Dan Burton s1oIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
    John Carter s1oTexas Republican 
    Jason Chaffetz s1oUT Former Republican Challenger (2011) 
    Mike Coffman s1oColorado Republican 
    Tom Cole s1oOklahoma Republican 
    Jeff Duncan s1oSouth Carolina Republican 
    Trent Franks s1oArizona Republican 
    Scott Garrett s1oNew Jersey Republican 
    Bob Gibbs s1oOhio Republican 
    Phil Gingrey s1oGA Republican Challenger 
    Tom Graves s1oGeorgia Republican 
    Lynn Jenkins s1oKansas Republican 
    Sam Johnson s1oTexas Republican 
    Walter Beaman Jones s1oNorth Carolina Republican 
    John Kline s1oMinnesota Republican 
    Doug Lamborn s1oColorado Republican 
    Cynthia Lummis s1oWyoming Republican 
    Donald Manzullo s1oIllinois Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
    Kenny Marchant s1oTexas Republican 
    Tom McClintock s1oCA03 Former Republican Challenger (2003) 
    Patrick McHenry s1oNorth Carolina Republican 
    Gary Miller s1oCalifornia Republican 
    Pete Olson s1oTexas Republican 
    Joseph Pitts s1oPennsylvania Republican 
    Dennis Rehberg s1oMontana Republican (Senate run 2012) 
    Hal Rogers s1oKentucky Republican 
    Steve Scalise s2iLA Republican challenger 
    Aaron Schock s1oIllinois Republican 
    John Shimkus s1oIllinois Republican 
    Tim Walberg s1oMichigan Republican 
    Robert Wittman s1oVirginia Republican 
    Don Young s1oAlaska Republican 

    Independents participating in 11-HR059

    Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

    Democrats: 1
    Republicans: 36
    Independents: 0

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