Sen. Lee: Obama’s Consumer Bureau Set Up in Manner ‘Reserved For Despots’

Eric Scheiner 2/1/2012

Testifying before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Tuesday, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said that the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which is funded directly by the Federal Reserve with no congressional oversight and to which President Barack Obama appointed a director without seeking the Senate confirmation required […]

Legislation Tries to Pull the REINS on Federal Regulations

Ashton Ellis Center for Individual Freedom 3/15/2011

A group of conservative members of Congress is pushing a big change in the way federal administrative agencies impact the economy. Liberal critics charge the Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act will make agencies much more dependent on Congress to pass “major” regulations. Conservative […]