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Sessions Introduces Resolution to Authorize House Lawsuit Against the President

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement upon introduction of H. Res. 676,  Providing for authority to initiate litigation for actions by the President or other executive branch officials inconsistent with their duties under the Constitution of the United States

"Today I introduced a resolution that would authorize the Speaker of the House to file a lawsuit against President Obama for failing to faithfully execute the law.  Rather than following the requirements of the Constitution, President Obama has selectively enforced the law in some instances, ignored it in others, and changed statutes altogether.  

"This President, as well as future presidents from both parties, must not be allowed to circumvent Congress and ignore the Constitution.  Through this lawsuit, the House of Representatives will take a crucial step to rein in the President and defend our Constitution so that it endures for generations to come."

NOTE: Click here to view a copy of the resolution as introduced and here to view a comparative print showing the changes from the committee discussion draft.

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Created: July 22, 2014