Now Congress acts to rein in president’s power

Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Paul Martin

Clinton, Trump, Sanders ‘will look at ways of skirting around Constitution’


Saying it’s long past time for the legislative branch to rein in President Obama and his successors, a conservative Republican congressman is bringing forth legislation to create a new permanent House committee to stop the president from exceeding the powers outlined in the Constitution.

Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., vaulted to prominence in early 2015 by running for speaker of the House against incumbent Republican John Boehner. Now he is introducing H. Res. 693, which would “establish the Permanent Select Committee on Oversight of the Executive Branch.”

“We have a constitutional crisis in this country. What we have to do is return that power back to the House for accountability, regardless of who’s in the executive branch,” Yoho said. “The whole purpose of this resolution is to get the executive branch to abide by Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution, the take care clause, and faithfully execute the laws of the land.”

While he insists this is designed to hold all future presidents accountable, Yoho said there are copious examples of President Obama overstepping his constitutional powers. The congressman cited Obama’s unilateral action on immigration, his refusal to crack down on sanctuary cities and failing to allow the Senate to weigh in on apparent treaties such as the Iran nuclear deal and the climate-change agreement signed by scores of nations on Friday.

“They think it’s OK to negotiate with the U.N. and put us in a non-binding agreement,” Yoho said. “Bad things happen from that. They bypass the legislative branches, either the Senate or the House, in this case it would be the Senate with a treaty. It’s not doing the American people or our national security justice. We’re seeing it more with this president.”

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