GOP lawmakers blast Obama for 'unprecedented' overreach
A group of Arkansas Republican lawmakers on Friday accused President Obama of ‘executive overreach’ over his administration’s plan to partner with a private company to develop a 705-mile wind power transmission line.
Sens. Tom Cotton and John Boozman and Reps. Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman blasted the plan in a joint statement, accusing the Department of Energy (DOE) of abusing its authority.
"Today marks a new page in an era of unprecedented executive overreach as the Department of Energy seeks to usurp the will of Arkansans and form a partnership with a private company — the same private company previously denied rights to operate in our state by the Arkansas Public Service Commission,” the lawmakers said.