Dean Baker for Truthout: Congress could put a stop to this abuse of the authority to appoint "acting" heads of agencies. But Republicans in Congress don't really care much about the Constitution because rich people want tax cuts.
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Mike Lofgren is a former congressional staff member who served on the House and Senate budget committees. His new book, The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government, appeared January 5, 2016.