House Passes Bill to Force the President to Enforce Laws
The United State’s House has passed the “enforce the law act”. It’s a bill designed to hold President Barack Obama and future Presidents accountable for enforcing the laws set by
Congress. Other presidents have tried to go around Congress but Fourth District Congressman Doc Hastings says President Obama has taken it to new heights were he is essentially ignoring the law. “It’s the responsibility of Congress to write laws, and it’s the responsibility of the President to faithfully execute the laws, this President has said time and time again, Obamacare being the most prime example , different portions of it, that he is simply not going to obey the law.”
This bill would authorize the U.S. House or Senate to sue the Executive Branch for not enforcing laws and provide an expedited process through federal district courts.
Republicans say the legislation is necessary in light of the numerous administrative actions taken by President Obama to change and selectively enforce laws, including immigration, marriage, welfare rules, and his signature legislative achievement, The Affordable Care Act.