Chaffetz Praises Passage of House Resolution Authorizing Lawsuit against the President

Jul 30, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jason Chaffetz released the following statement today after the House passed a resolution authorizing Speaker Boehner to initiate litigation on behalf of the House against the President for his failure to faithfully execute the law:

“Today the House has taken an extraordinary step in defending and protecting the Constitution of the United States of America. The President has overstepped his bounds. That is not how we do things in this country.

I am proud to support Speaker Boehner in moving forward with litigation to check the power of the executive branch. I feel a keen responsibility to preserve and maintain the balance of power laid out in the Constitution. Ultimately, if successful, this action will restrain excesses by future presidents of both parties and restore the checks and balances that were so carefully constructed by this nation’s Founding Fathers.”