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Thornberry Reining in Executive Overreach and Upholding the Constitution
Yesterday, the House passed a measure authorizing legal action to restrain the President from taking actions that exceed his authority under the Constitution. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted in favor of the passage. The vote was 225 to 201.
"The President wants to make this about politics, but it is really about upholding our Constitution and the rule of law," says Thornberry. "All of us must live under the laws of the United States. Not even a president can ignore or violate them."
While there are numerous instances where President Obama has ignored or altered federal law without the authority to do so, the case is expected to focus on two instances where the President altered the Obamacare health care law.