Sen. Lee: Obama's Consumer Bureau Insulated From Congress - A Maneuver ‘Reserved For Despots’

February 1, 2012 - 1:13 PM
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While testifying before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) challenged President Barack Obama’s recess appointment of Richard Courdray and the funding mechanism of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, calling it a power “historically reserved for despots.”