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Congressman Ken Buck

Representing the 4th District of Colorado

Ken Buck Votes for Approval of Executive Overreach Task Force

February 3, 2016
Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kyle Huwa, 202-225-4676

 

Washington, D.C. – Today, in the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Ken Buck voted for the authorization of an executive overreach task force. The taskforce, of which he’ll be a member, will spend six months investigating ways in which the President has exceeded his constitutional scope.

Executive overreach has become particularly severe in recent years, but Presidents of both parties have increased the power of the Presidency at the expense of Congress. Through executive orders, regulations, and selective enforcement of laws, the President can bypass the will of the people as expressed through their representatives in Congress.  The overreach task force will allow Congress to identify ways in which the legislative branch can reassert its constitutional authority and hold the President accountable.

“When the executive branch bypasses Congress, it bypasses the voice and will of the American people,” Congressman Buck stated. “We’ve seen the President bypass the will of the people recently—on gun rights, health care, and costly regulations. I’m eager to participate in this executive overreach task force because reasserting the power of Congress is actually reasserting the power of the people.”

The House Judiciary Committee approved the resolution by voice vote.

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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