House Republicans sign on to measure to stop presidential overreach

by Shannon Bream,
February 19, 2014

As President Obama’s critics grow increasingly concerned about his use of executive power, they’re also examining their options.

In the House, more than 100 Republican members have signed on to the Stop This Overreaching President (STOP) Resolution. In it, Rep. Tom Rice, R-SC, lays out the ways in which he believes the president has violated his Article 2, Section 3 constitutional duty to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”

Rice points to the president’s unilateral modifications to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), welfare-to-work requirements and immigration laws.

If a majority of House members support the STOP resolution, it would authorize a civil lawsuit against Obama. In the past, members have had a tough time launching lawsuits against a sitting president.

Former Democratic congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio tried to sue both President George W. Bush and Obama. Both times, a federal judge turned away his lawsuits.

1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • mudguy1 says:

    So what good will this do? They have the power of the purse and don’t use it. How many job bills have they passed? How many times have passed bills the repeal Obamacare. All this is noise. Like my Grandfather said ” Lots of noise but little wool said he that sheared the pig”

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