House Republicans are again taking aim at the Obama administration for its failure to enforce laws passed by Congress.
Republicans serving on two key committees have introduced legislation that would allow the House or Senate to authorize a lawsuit against the Obama administration.
The ENFORCE the Laws Act is the latest GOP response to complaints that President Obama is willfully ignoring or altering federal law. As examples, Republicans have cited the several delays to ObamaCare provisions, and Obama’s 2011 decision to delay deportation proceedings against illegal immigrants who have not committed a crime.
“This administration’s disregard for the law has reached an unprecedented level from a constitutional perspective,” said Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), the lead sponsor of the bill.
“We have pursued certain remedies afforded to Congress to address executive overreach but these efforts have been thwarted,” he said. “This bill is necessary; it will give Congress the authority to defend this branch of government as the framers and our fellow citizens would expect.”