WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ander Crenshaw, Chairman of the House Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, today (7/30) took added steps to protect the Constitution by voting to pass a House resolution authorizing the Speaker of the House of Representatives to sue President Obama for repeatedly circumventing Congress to make his own laws.
Specifically, the House resolution (H. Res. 676) authorizes the House Speaker to file a lawsuit against the President for changing his health care law without authorization from Congress,. The bill passed by a vote of 225 to 201.
Crenshaw, who has voted to pass additional legislation to stem the tide of executive branch over-reach - the ENFORCE the Law Act of 2014 (H.R. 4138) and the Faithful Execution of the Law Act (H.R. 3973) – issued the following statement:
“The Constitution is clear: Congress makes the laws; the Judiciary interprets the laws; and the President executes the laws. As we’ve all witnessed, however, there is no end in sight to President Obama working around Congress to get what he wants.
“I took an oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution, and am compelled to join my colleagues to protect our nation from continuous encroachment on the Legislative Branch.
“President Obama’s blatant disregard for our Constitution has got to stop, and this legislation provides for that accountability. This isn’t about Republicans versus Democrats, it’s about protecting our Democracy.”