Oh yeah Now they want Oversight


In a bid to beef up House Republicans’ ability to scrutinize an
Obama administration, incoming House Oversight and Government Reform
ranking member Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is moving to increase the GOP
side of the panel’s oversight power.

A day after he was formally
selected as ranking member last week, Issa ousted 14 of 39 Republican
committee staffers, including many senior aides. Outgoing staffers said
they were told the panel’s minority will shift its focus away from
legislation toward oversight of federal agencies.

By bringing in
aides with investigative backgrounds, committee Republicans believe
they can increase their capacity to conduct independent investigations,
despite lacking the majority’s subpoena power.