House GOP passes ‘Enforce the Law’ Act to battle Obama’s imperial presidency

Tired of watching helplessly from the sidelines as President Obama decided how to enforce the laws they wrote, House Republicans on Wednesday pushed back, passing a bill they said would at least rope in the courts to serve as potential referees between the branches of government.

The bill, which passed on a near party-line 233-181 vote, says that when either the House or Senate passes a resolution finding that a president is failing to execute a law, lawmakers will have legal standing to sue in federal court, with a speedy appeal to the Supreme Court.

“We are not held in high public esteem right now. Maybe members of Congress would be respected more if we respected ourselves enough to require that when we pass something, it be treated as law,” said Rep. Trey Gowdy, the South Carolina Republican who wrote the legislation.

It’s the latest in an escalating battle over Mr. Obama’s use of executive authority to do an end run around Congress. The president says he has stayed within his rights and has threatened to veto the House bill if it reaches his desk.

The fight erupted as Mr. Obama was making last-minute adjustments to his health care law and as he was preparing to face fierce pressure from immigrant rights groups that want him to expand his executive action and grant tentative legal status to most illegal immigrants living in the U.S.

6 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Cyril says:

    The House can stand on it’s head to combat Obamass but the Senate will stand in line to kiss his ass.

  • Betty4440 says:

    now if the rest would get a spine maybe something would get done like stopping all the pc crap and start to deport all that obama has coming in this country.

    one world order folks or as they call it now the new world order. or you will end up on the street. because the muslims will be first he as much has said so when he said if the wind changes he will stand with islam. are you ready for this?

  • Betty4440 says:

    you go Gowdy.

  • Mons. Leclerc says:

    Rep. Gowdy, God Bless you for having the intestinal fortitude to stand up and do your job. If only the Senate possessed even one of your caliber I don’t think Obama and Harry Reid would be destroying our Constitution and Country as they are.

  • Monique says:

    At long last some push-back. Trey Gowdy for President!

    1. Hoodoo H says:

      I’d vote for Trey in half a heartbeat !!!

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