Republican Congressman Cliff Stearns of Ocala could play a major role in health care repeal efforts and investigations into the Obama Administration’s greenhouse gas regulations for the House Energy and Commerce Committee when the new Congress takes over next month.

He was appointed chairman of the panel’s oversight and investigations subcommittee Thursday.

From his press release:

Said Stearns, “In a republic such as ours, oversight is imperative in safeguarding the freedoms we enjoy and upholding the principles of limited government. Our founding Fathers were explicit in empowering the House of Representatives to provide a check on the powers of the Executive Branch. Under the current majority, little has been done in this area. Now, with a new majority, it is time for a new and fundamentally different approach in demanding accountability.”

The Oversight Subcommittee will focus on curbing regulations and mandates that hamper job creation and economic development, including the healthcare law enacted earlier this year.

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