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Sessions: Court Agrees the President Cannot Unilaterally Change the Law

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement applauding the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on President Obama’s executive overreach regarding the Affordable Care Act:

"I applaud today’s D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the Obama Administration cannot unilaterally ignore or change the plain wording of laws passed by Congress.  This ruling is a blow to the Administration, and it reflects the President’s repeated failure to faithfully execute the law.   

"This President and future presidents must not be allowed to circumvent the Congress and our constitutional lawmaking process.  As a Member of Congress, I swore an oath to protect and defend our Constitution.  That is why I look forward to chairing a Rules Committee meeting this week in which we will consider authorizing a lawsuit to defend our Constitution and protect against further executive overreach."

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Created: July 22, 2014