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This president's gross abuse of executive power must be stopped. Yesterday, the House of Representatives took an...

Posted by Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday, March 18, 2016
 
This week, the House of Representatives took an unprecedented step to defend our Constitution against this president’s gross abuse of executive power.
 
In response to the president’s executive amnesty, the House voted to authorize me to file an amicus brief on behalf of the House in the upcoming U.S. v. Texas Supreme Court case.
 
This is bigger than any one policy—this about protecting our Article I powers. The Constitution is clear: Presidents don't write laws. Congress does. Congress writes the laws, and presidents enforce the laws.
 
This president’s pattern of executive overreach has strengthened a fourth branch of government—unelected bureaucrats—that operates with little to no transparency and undermines Congress.
 
As I argued on the House floor prior to this vote, we must defend the principles of self-determination, self-government, and government by consent of the governed. That’s why we are moving forward with legal action to return power to the American people.
 
Sincerely,
 
 

The Constitution is clear. Article I: Congress writes laws. Article II: presidents faithfully execute those...

Posted by Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday, March 17, 2016