Freshman Class President Ken Buck Announces Class Project
For Immediate Release
Contact: Kyle Huwa, 202-225-4676
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ken Buck, president of the Republican Freshman Class, announced that the class will pursue a project to reassert the Constitutional powers of Congress. In a time when Executive Branch overreach is at an all-time high, this project will encourage Congress to fulfil its purpose set out in Article I of the Constitution.
“We heard from the Speaker’s Chief of Staff, who told us that our continual reliance on big, bloated omnibus bills steals from Congress 90% of its Power of the Purse,” Congressman Ken Buck stated. “To reassert Congressional power, we need to return to a regular appropriations process with multiple, separate funding bills.”
“The freshman class is eager to restore Constitutional order to our government,” Congressman Buck stated. “The people elected us to balance out Executive overreach.”
President Obama has issued hundreds of executive orders to date, including granting amnesty to 5 million illegal immigrants, increasing the minimum wage for federal contractors, disregarding welfare reform laws with broad waivers, unilateral land grabs under the guise of designating national monuments, and ignoring both the deadlines and clear language of the Affordable Care Act. Congress must hold the Executive Branch accountable for enforcing the laws it passes and must rein in abuses of power through executive orders.
Rep. Ken Buck (CO-04) is the Freshman Class President. He serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He serves on the OGR Subcommittees on Government Operations and the Interior and is a member of the Judiciary Subcommittees on Immigration and Border Security and Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations.