GOP bill lets Congress sue Obama over failure to enforce laws
Rep. Jim Gerlach, R-Pa., proposed a bill (H.R. 3857) that would allow the House and Senate to sue an Administration for failing to enforce the law or violating the Constitution. Gerlach says the legislation is needed due to “unparalleled use of executive discretion to selectively apply or enforce duly-enacted laws,” including immigration laws.
Gerlach said the Obama Administration’s actions “have not only exceeded the rights and responsibilities bestowed on a president by the U.S. Constitution, but they have undermined the collective work that Congress constitutionally fulfills under Article I.
I believe that we should accept as a Nation of individuals that Barack Obama’s culture of corruption has indeed put us into positions of self-destruction.
The U.S. Code is not an a la carte menu compiled to serve the whims of a president and federal agencies — and no president or executive agency, regardless of political party or affiliation — should be able to simply pick and choose the laws they believe should be enforced based on their policy agenda or political wants.”
So many scholars and academic’s as well as the 435 plus positions in Congress I am sure are wondering just how they fit in, pursuant to Barack Obama’s arrogant behavior. The Founding Fathers as well as the Framers of the U.S. Constitution wrote specifically what they believed was necessary in governing documents that applied to everyone in office.
H.R. 3857 would give the House and Senate authority to file in court for “declaratory and injunctive relief to compel the president to faithfully execute” specific laws. Both chambers would first have to pass a resolution supported by 60 percent of all members present and voting. The federal District Court in Washington D.C. would have to fast track a case (decision within 90 days after filing), which could be reviewed by the Supreme Court.
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