House Majority Leader Eric Cantor today released an updated report on the Imperial Presidency, highlighting examples of the Obama Administration’s executive overreach and abuse of the law:
"Our Founders created a series of checks and balances for our democracy to prevent any one of the three branches of government from becoming too powerful. Today, this system is under threat as the executive branch continues to bypass Congress and use executive action to promote its own agenda. Most evident of the Administration’s blatant disregard for the rule of law is the President’s selective implementation of ObamaCare. At a time when the law is creating more uncertainty for working families and for our economy, the President continues to circumvent Congress and issue delays to parts of the law. Not only are these delays unilateral, but they are oftentimes put forth in a way that is not apparent to the American people, buried on holiday weekends, late evenings, and even entirely behind closed doors as we saw last week. The American people deserve better.
"The President’s blatant disregard for our system of government and the rule of law is causing confusion, harming families, and stifling economic growth. The House will continue to conduct oversight to protect the American people from executive over-reach and return our country to a government that functions as it should within the framework of our Constitution."
This is an update to the Majority Leader’s previously released Imperial Presidency report from 2012, which documented over 40 separate instances where the Obama Administration was undermining the rule of law. The extensive report now details more recent examples of where the Obama Administration has failed to enforce the law, as well as examples of where the courts have ruled that the Obama Administration is overstepping its legal authority.
Read the full report here: http://majorityleader.gov/TheImperialPresidency/