Republicans Introduce Bill to Eliminate Obama’s 39 Czars


House Republicans introduced a bill today to eliminate Obama’s 39 czars.
The Hill reported:

A group of House Republicans introduced a bill on Wednesday to rein in the various “czars” in the Obama administration.

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and 28 other House Republicans introduced legislation to do away with the informal, paid advisers President Obama has employed over the past two years.

The legislation, which was introduced in the last Congress but was not allowed to advance under Democratic control, would do away with the 39 czars Obama has employed during his administration.

The bill defines a czar as “a head of any task force, council, policy office within the Executive Office of the President, or similar office established by or at the direction of the President” who is appointed to a position that would otherwise require Senate confirmation.

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  • Babsy Jr

    Thank you! First one gone…Kevin Jennings! See ya!

  • Jeffery

    It’s about time!

    Here’s the list:

    1. *Abstinence Czar (Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development) – Randall Tobias
    2. AIDS Czar (Director, Office of National AIDS Policy) – Scott Evertz et al.
    3. *AIDS Czar/Global AIDS Czar (Coordinator of U.S. government activities to combat HIV/AIDS globally) – Randall Tobias et al.
    4. *Bailout Czar/TARP Czar (Assistant secretary for financial stability, United States Treasury) – Neel Kashkari
    5. Bioethics Czar (Chairman, President’s Council on Bioethics) – Leon Kass
    6. Bird Flu Czar (Assistant secretary for public health emergency preparedness, Department of Health and Human Services) – Stewart Simonson
    7. Birth Control Czar (Deputy assistant secretary of population affairs, Department of Health and Human Services) – Eric Keroack
    8. *Budget Czar (Director, Office of Management and Budget) – Mitchell Daniels et al.
    9. *Cleanup Czar (Assistant secretary for environmental management, Department of Energy) – Jessie Roberson et al.
    10. Communications Czar (Counselor to the president) – Dan Bartlett et al.
    11. Counterterrorism Czar (National director for combating terrorism) – Gen. Wayne Downing
    12. Counterterrorism Czar (White House counterterrorism coordinator) – Richard Clarke
    13. Cybersecurity Czar (Special advisor to the president on cybersecurity, Office of Management and Budget) – Richard Clarke
    14. Cybersecurity Czar (Director, National Cyber Security Center) – Rod Beckström
    15. Democracy Czar (Deputy national security advisor for global democracy strategy) – Elliott Abrams
    16. Domestic Policy Czar, also called Abstinence Czar (Assistant to the president for domestic policy) – Claude Allen
    17. Domestic Policy Czar (Chief domestic policy coordinator) – Karl Rove
    18. *Drug Czar (Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy) – John Walters
    19. Faith Czar (Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives) – John DiIulio et al.
    20. Food Safety Czar (Assistant commissioner for food protection, Food and Drug Administration) – David Acheson
    21. Gulf Coast Reconstruction Czar (Federal coordinator of Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts) – Donald Powell
    22. †Health IT Czar (National coordinator for health information technology, Department of Health and Human Services) – David Brailer
    23. *Homeland Security Czar (Assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism) – Tom Ridge
    24. *Homeland Security Czar (Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security) – Michael Chertoff
    25. Homelessness Czar (Executive director, United States Interagency Council on Homelessness) – Philip Mangano
    26. *Intelligence Czar (Director of National Intelligence) – John Negroponte et al.
    27. *Manufacturing Czar (Assistant secretary for manufacturing and services, Commerce Department) – Albert Frink et al.
    28. Mine Safety Czar (Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor) – Richard Stickler
    29. Policy Czar (Assistant to the president for policy and strategic planning) – Michael Gerson
    30. *Public Diplomacy Czar (Undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs, Department of State) – Karen Hughes et al.
    31. Reading Czar (Advisor to the president on child development and education research and policies) – G. Reid Lyon
    32. *Regulatory Czar (Director, White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs) – John Graham et al.
    33. *Science Czar (Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy) – John Marburger
    34. *War Czar (Deputy national security adviser for Iraq and Afghanistan policy and implementation) – Gen. Douglas Lute
    35. World Trade Center Health Czar (WTC programs coordinator, Department of Health and Human Services) – John Howard

  • VeryConcerned

    Right on! I had my doubts but I am liking what I’m hearing from the New Republican Party. Keep the heat coming non-stop even if it fails, even if the media hates it, keep it coming!

  • daryl

    Great start!
    I’d also like to see something done about completing Obama’s vetting. Seems there’s still lots and lots of info missing about His Highness, The Potentator.

  • ahem

    Yes! Get back to the Constitution.

  • Sally

    They can’t move fast enough. Go go go go go!


    We should all copy Jeffery’s list and e-mail it to everyone we know. It looks like a JOKE, the list is so absurd!

  • Jeffery


    I made a mistake. That is the a list of George W. Bush’s czars. Obama only has 32. Sorry.

  • daryl

    Any doubt about where a huge part of his $800,000,000,000 (that’s 800 billion I think) slush fund went.

  • Mary

    Thank you, Jeffery… showing everyone that politicians on both side of the aisle cannot be trusted… at least the Republican Party is finally LISTENING to the American people!!

    Keep it up!!

  • VeryConcerned


    When is Maxine Waters going to be tried? Now that we have real people running the congress, it would seem like a good time to send the bag-woman packing!

  • Somewhat Reasonable Voice

    Ha! Bush’s or Obama’s doesn’t matter does it? Get rid of them.
    By the way, can we knock off this attitude that if Bush did something wrong we can’t hold Obama accountable for doing the same thing? This is a progressives first refuge. You say to a liberal “Obama murdered 12 people in cold blood!”. They say “Bush murdered some too!” So I guess it’s ok then?
    How far back do we go with this? “Obama did …….” “Oh yeah! well Teddy Roosevelt did too!”

  • FedUp

    Can we also get rid of some of Michelle’s aids – obviously they’re not doing her a darn bit of good!

    At the very least, stop paying the czars – if they want to advise, they can do it FOR FREE!

  • Jeffery

    This begs the question. Since Bush had more czars, why when the Republicans controlled the house, didn’t they vote to eliminate those czars? Perhaps they recognized that Mr. Bush appointed better czars. Why didn’t those petty Dems try to eliminate the Bush czars? Puzzling.

  • Sally

    Actually, I read your list further, Jeffrey and it includes some Bush people (Karen Hughes, Mitch Daniels, Tom Ridge, Michael Chernoff.. )

    What about the Obama Czars?

  • Jeffery

    So only Democratic appointees are bad for the nation. LOL. Sounds like Republican hypocrisy to me. Figures.

    And what’s wrong with having these appointees anyway?

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  • Chisum

    So Jeffery,

    You beclown yourself in one (or more) threads so you come to a new one?

    Lather, rinse, repeat.

    Your shtick is becoming tiresome….again.

  • squeaky
  • BillyBobHasHadEnuff

    Hooray ……… that’s a start. Do away with all of them and/or FORCE THEM to appear before Congress to explain just who they are and what they do on behalf of our beloved comrade president.

    Next, de-fund the Office of the First Missus (if there is such a thing) and her 24+ paid servants to the tune of $175k per annum per servant.

  • A_Nonny_Mouse

    Isn’t Jefferey being what some call a “concern troll”? Feigning sympathy to a given point of view, then — “Gotcha !!” ?