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Darrell Issa to EPA Chief: 'You Only Exists Because Congress Loaned You Power'

Darrell Issa to EPA Chief: 'You Only Exists Because Congress Loaned You Power'

Wednesday at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee “Management Failures: Oversight of the EPA” hearing, EPA head Gina McCarthy argued that the constitutional balance of power is her reason for not turning over documents in compliance with the committees subpoena. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) pointed out that the power of the EPA is on loan from the legislative Branch to the executive branch.

Issa told McCarthy, “Your entire power base, everything you do is in fact a power of the house and senate that has been essentially loaned to the executive branch” and added, “You only exist because a power of this branch has been loaned to the executive branch.”

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