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Issa pledges to take on White House over spending

- Associated Press - Sunday, January 2, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP's top House investigator in the new Congress is putting the White House on notice that he's going to be aggressive in going after what he considers wasteful spending by the Obama administration.

Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, is set to lead the House Oversight and Government Reform — and gain the chairman's subpoena power.

Mr. Issa suggested on "Fox News Sunday" that the White House should hire more accountants — not lawyers — to deal with requests for information from the Republican-led House. He said it's "more of an accounting function than a legal function."

He also said the White House should look at wasteful spending, not the GOP, as the enemy.

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