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Press Release - Rules Committee Convenes Legal Experts to Examine the President’s Failure to Faithfully Execute the Law

Jul 16, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Rules Committee held a hearing today on a draft resolution that would provide authority to initiate a lawsuit on behalf of the House of Representatives against the President for failing to carry out his duties under the Constitution.  The Committee convened a panel of outside legal experts to discuss the resolution and the rationale for reaffirming the supremacy of the legislative branch in lawmaking in light of overreach by the executive branch.  

Announcement - Amendment Process Announcement for H.R. 4984

Jul 16, 2014

Dear Colleague:                                                   

The Committee on Rules may meet the week of July 21st to grant a rule that could limit the amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 4984, the Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act.

Press Release - Sessions: House Will Defend the Constitution Against Presidential Overreach

Jul 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement regarding the unveiling of a draft House resolution to authorize a lawsuit on behalf of the House of Representatives regarding the President’s repeated refusal to abide by his oath of office and faithfully execute the law as required by the Constitution: