Arizona Representatives Paul Gosar, Trent Franks, Matt Salmon, and David Schweikert co-sponsored the Stop This Overreaching Presidency (STOP) Resolution (H. Res. 442), a resolution that would direct the House to institute legal action to require the President to comply with the law.
“The fact that we were forced to introduce legislation to judicially force the President to comply with the laws of the land is incredibly sad. One expects imperial behavior in countries ruled by dictators but not in the United States of America, which was once known worldwide as a beacon of freedom and hope,” said Gosar in a statement released last week. “From President Obama’s capricious one-year delay in the ObamaCare employer mandate to his arbitrary decision to grant deferred removal action to illegal immigrants, his transgressions against the Constitution are egregious and must stop.”
According to Gosar, perhaps the most important role of the President is defined in Article II, Section 3 of the United States Constitution, which states that the President “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”
“After carefully researching the standing the House of Representatives has and what action we can take, I have introduced a resolution to STOP the President’s clear overreach,” said Representative Tom Rice of South Carolina.
According to the representatives, Article II, Section 3 of the United States Constitution entitled, “Presidential Responsibilities”, states that the President “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” However, President Obama has chosen to ignore some of the laws written by Congress.
The representatives hold that the President has repeatedly ignored this Constitutionally-mandated duty, to include:
1.His one-year extension of the “substandard” insurance policies.
2.His one-year delay in Obamacare’s employer mandate.
3.Granting deferred removal action to illegal immigrants.
4.His waiver of the welfare work requirement under TANF.
H. Res. 442 Cosponsors:
Amodei (NV-2), Bachmann (MN-6), Barr (KY-6), Barton (TX-6), Benishek (MI-1), Bentivolio (MI-11), Blackburn (TN-7), Bridenstine (OK-1), Brooks (AL-5), Broun (GA-10), Burgess (TX-26), Byrne (AL-1), Chaffetz (UT-3), Collins (GA-09), Cramer (ND-At Large), Daines (MT-At Large), Rodney Davis (IL-13), DesJarlais (TN-4), DeSantis (FL-6), Jeff Duncan (SC-3), John Duncan (TN-2), Ellmers (NC-2), Farenthold (TX-27), Flores (TX-17), Franks (AZ-8), Gingrey (GA-11), Graves (GA-14), Gosar (AZ-4), Gowdy (SC-4), Harris (MD-1), Hudson (NC-8), Huelskamp (KS-1), Hunter (CA-50), Jones (NC-3), Joyce (OH-14), Steve King (IA-4), Kingston (GA-1), LaMalfa (CA-1), Lamborn (CO-5), Lance (NJ-07), Lankford (OK-5), Luetkemeyer (MO-3), Marchant (TX-24), Marino (PA-10), McClintock (CA-4), Meadows (NC-11), Messer (IN-6), Candace Miller (MI-10), Mulvaney (SC-05), Neugebauer (TX-19), Nugent (FL-11), Nunnelee (MS-1), Palazzo (MS-4), Pittenger (NC-9), Posey (FL-8), Tom Price (GA-6), Ribble (WI-8), Roby (AL-2), Roe (TN-1), Rohrabacher (CA-48), Salmon (AZ-5), Sanford (SC-1), Scalise (LA-01), Schweikert (AZ-6), Scott (GA-8), Sessions (TX-32), Shuster (PA-9), Simpson (ID-2), Lamar Smith (TX-21), Stewart (UT-2), Stockman (TX-36), Walberg (MI-7), Walorski (IN-02), Weber (TX-14), Wenstrup(OH-2),Westmoreland (GA-3), Williams (TX-25), Joe Wilson (SC-2), Woodall (GA-7), Yoho (FL-3), Don Young (AK-At Large)