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Congressman Ken Buck

Representing the 4th District of Colorado

Ken Buck Co-Sponsors Resolution to Restore Legislative Power

February 12, 2016
Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kyle Huwa, 202-225-4676

 

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Ken Buck joined a group of lawmakers in introducing H. Res. 613, a measure designed to reaffirm the powers granted to Congress by Article I of the Constitution. Since arriving in office, President Obama has consistently attempted to sidestep the legislative branch of government, using increasingly controversial executive orders, legally questionable regulations, and selective enforcement of statute to impose his radical and unpopular agenda on the American people. On issues from healthcare and immigration to gun rights, the President has repeatedly legislated by executive fiat, bypassing the people’s representatives for input, and usurping Congressional authority. House Resolution 613 declares the legislative branch’s intent to restore its Constitutionally-granted power.

“Apparently President Obama was absent the day they taught civics,” Buck said. “This Article I Resolution sends a clear message to the President that Congress alone has the right to make laws -- and that the people expect him to faithfully execute those laws.”

The severity of executive overreach has increased in the past few years.  The President took unprecedented executive action last month to strip away the public’s gun rights, and has repeatedly tried to save his dysfunctional healthcare law by unilaterally discarding inconvenient provisions of the legislation.

Congressman Buck has been a longtime champion of limited government, and founded the Article I Caucus to organize efforts of the House of Representatives to reassert congressional power and rein in White House abuses of power.

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.

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