Commentary: Agency Accountablity Act Would Reclaim Constitutional Authority Congress Ceded to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Other Regulators

Congress’ power of the purse is one of its bedrock responsibilities listed in Article 1 of the Constitution. The Supreme Court has reaffirmed this power on several occasions, including in a 1976 case when the Court declared, “The established rule is that the expenditure of public funds is proper only when authorized by Congress, not that…

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