House Republicans Planning To Try To Force Treasury To Recoup AIG Bonuses
The Plum Line:
Looks like House Republicans are about to make a big political move on the AIG issue by trying to compel the Treasury Department to try to recoup those AIG bonuses.
A senior GOP aide familiar with ongoing discussions tells me that two freshman Republicans -- at the direction of Eric Cantor and other House GOP leaders -- will introduce a bill to "direct" Treasury to recoup the bonuses. The two Republicans are Rep. Paulsen of Minnesota and Rep. Lance of New Jersey.