House Alone Can Curb Government

Posted on: January 29, 2011

By Staff

“GOP likely to impede EPA efforts” — CQ staff, Congress.org, 1-3-2011

FFS: Informative article examines some precedents for the House to use its enormous leverage to block programs through appropriation bills. But the article only suggests part of the power held by the House (see, e.g., James Madison, Federalist No. 58). Moreover, in the interest of “balance,” the article includes disparaging comments by some who oppose the aggressive use of this power (e.g., “mischievous policy sneak attacks”).

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