Lawmakers Blast Obama’s CFPB, NLRB Recess Appointments

Law360, New York (February 1, 2012, 3:30 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama's recess appointments to the federal labor and consumer protection agencies violate the U.S. Constitution's division of powers and will undermine both economic certainty and the powers of the agencies themselves, a Utah senator said Wednesday.

U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said in testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that the president's decision last month to bypass the Senate's authority by making four separate recess appointments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the National Labor Relations Board while Congress...
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