Below is lifted from the GretaWire posting about the House of Representatives gym remaining open during the shutdown.
I have a question: it says the order came directly from Speaker Boehner’s office.…does that mean HE issued the order? or some staff member? Did the Speaker know about it?
I have the same question about the Obama Administration closing of the WW2 Memorial — did that order come from the President (I doubt it) or farther down the ‘food chain?’
While neither the Speaker nor the President may have made the decisions (the gym remaining open and WW2 closed), they BOTH have the authority to NOW ISSUE AN ORDER: open the WW2 Memorial and close the gym!
“…According to the aide, the decision to keep the gym open — even while other critical government services were shelved — came directly from Speaker Boehner’s office.