Monday on Lubbock's First News, Congressman Randy Neugebauer discussed Lois Lerner, high spending of Congressional auto leases, and the Benghazi Select Committee.

Neugebauer observed the expectation that ex-IRS employee Lois Lerner will be held in contempt of Congress for her refusal to talk about her role in recent controversy that the agency may be targeting conservative groups in front of Congress. He suggested her actions are problematic to the systems of checks and balances.

Neugebauer also responded to inquiries regarding having the highest congressional auto lease costs per month, amounting to $1,318.97. His response to this is reported by KFYO's Rob Snyder.

Neugebauer also commented on the Waters of the U.S. rule that is being rejected by both Democrats and Republicans as having gone too far. Neugebauer noted the rule's initial purpose of the Clean Water Act was to clean up and avoid polluting water. The problem is that courts have defined bodies of water to include water that may be set on private land, such as stock tanks, requiring land owners to purchase permits to clean them. Nuegebauer said, "It's gone way beyond what the original intention of that legislation is. It could be very onerous for a lot of these landowners to start having to get permits to, for example, clean their stock tanks out."

Finally, the Congressman briefly discussed the implementation of a House select committee for investigation of 2012 Benghazi attacks. Although multiple investigations have been conducted for the same purpose previously, Neugebauer supports the renewed efforts to investigate in light of recently released emails.

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