Could This New Congressional Resolution Lead to Impeachment of Obama?

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At the first of December the House Judiciary Committee held  hearings about whether or not Barack Obama has upheld his oath of office by  following and enforcing the laws of the land.  It seems clear from that hearing that Obama has indeed broken his oath.  South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy  (R) asked pertinent questions with regard to the issue at hand.  Now, his  colleague, South Carolina Representative Tom  Rice (R), is set to file a resolution to direct Congress “to bring a  civil action for declaratory or injunctive relief to challenge certain policies  and actions taken by the executive branch.”  This could inevitably lead to  impeachment of Barack Obama

While the House hearing dealt with several laws that Obama ignored or  re-wrote apart from Congress, the specific one in question was his signature  piece of legislation, the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.  He has engaged in  waivers and rewriting of the law at will, which is unconstitutional according to  Article I, Section 1 and Article II, Section 3.

Article I, Section 1 states:

All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of  the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of  Representatives.

Article II, Section 3 states:

He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state  of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall  judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both  Houses, or either of them, and in case of disagreement between them, with  respect to the time of adjournment, he may adjourn them to such time as he shall  think proper; he shall receive ambassadors and other public ministers; he shall  take care that the laws be faithfully executed, and shall commission all the  officers of the United States.

 

“President Obama has adopted a practice of picking and choosing which laws he  wants to enforce. In most cases, his laws of choice conveniently coincide with  his Administration’s political agenda. Our Founding Fathers created the  Executive Branch to implement and enforce the laws written by Congress and  vested this power in the President.  However, President Obama has chosen to  ignore some of the laws written by Congress and implemented by preceding  Presidents,” Rice wrote in a letter to fellow House members to ask them to  co-sponsor this resolution.

“This resolution allows the House of Representatives to bring legal action  against the Executive Branch and challenge recent actions, inactions, and  policies,” he added.

So far his resolution has 29 co-sponsors:

Bachmann (MN-06), Bridenstine (OK-01), Chaffetz (UT-03), J. Duncan (SC-03),  DeSantis (FL-06), Franks (AZ-08), Gowdy (SC-04), Harris (MD-01), Lamborn  (CO-05), LaMalfa (CA-01), Marino (PA-10), McClintock (CA-04), Meadows (NC-11),  Nunnelee (MS-01), Pittenger (NC-09), Posey (FL-08), Tom Price (GA-06), Ribble  (WI-08), Salmon (AZ-05), Sanford (SC-01), Schweikert (AZ-06), Stewart (UT-02),  Stockman (TX-36), Walberg (MI-07), Weber (TX-14), Wenstrup (OH-02), Williams  (TX-25), Joe Wilson (SC-02), and Yoho FL-03.

The Weekly  Standard used the words of Rep. Rice to lay out four main points of the  resolution in plain English:

1.       President Obama recently  announced an “administrative fix” in regard to cancelled healthcare plans due to  Obamacare.  Of course he plans to provide a “fix” which will substantially  alter his signature legislation without involving  Congress.

2.       Over the summer, President  Obama’s Administration announced a one-year delay in Obamacare’s employer  mandate without involving Congress.

3.       Last year, President Obama’s  Administration granted temporary status to illegal immigrants who entered the  United States as children without involving Congress.  

4.       In June 2012, President  Obama’s Administrative provided a waiver initiative for the welfare work  requirement under TANF without involving Congress.  

Perhaps you may wish to contact your Congressman to get behind this  resolution if you do not see their name listed above.  You can do so by  clicking here. Below is the full text of the resolution.

RESOLUTION

Directing the House of Representatives to bring a civil action for  declaratory or injunctive relief to challenge certain policies and actions taken  by the executive branch.

Whereas President Obama and officials in his administration have frequently  overstepped the limits placed on executive branch power by the Constitution; 

Whereas because of President Obama’s continuing failure to faithfully execute  the laws, his administration’s actions cannot be addressed by the enactment of  new laws, be- cause Congress cannot assume that the President will execute the  new laws any more faithfully than the laws he has already ignored, leaving  Congress with no legislative remedy to prevent the establishment of what is in  effect an imperial presidency; and

Whereas it is therefore necessary and appropriate for Congress to turn to the  courts to ensure the faithful execution of the laws as required by the  Constitution: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved,

SECTION 1. DIRECTING CIVIL ACTION BY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN RESPONSE TO  CERTAIN EXECUTIVE BRANCH ACTIONS.

(a) CIVIL ACTION.—The House of Representatives shall bring a civil action in  the United States District Court for the District of Columbia for declaratory or  injunctive relief to challenge any of the following policies or actions:

(1) The policy of the Department of Health and Human Services that, with  respect to health insurance coverage that is renewed for a policy year during  the period beginning January 1, 2014, and ending October 1, 2014, health  insurance issuers may continue to offer coverage that would otherwise be  terminated or cancelled for being out of compliance with various requirements of  title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act and corresponding portions of the  Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986,  as announced by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services on November 14,  2013.

(2) The 1-year delay in the application of the reporting requirements of  sections 6055 and 6056 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (and related  requirements of section 4980H of such Code), as provided under Department of the  Treasury Notice 2013–45, as announced by the Department of the Treasury on July  2, 2013.

(3) The policy of the Department of Homeland Security to exercise  prosecutorial discretion with respect to individuals who came to the United  States as children, as announced by the Department of Homeland Security on June  15, 2012.

(4) The authorization, approval, renewal, modification, or extension of any  experimental, pilot, or demonstration project under section 1115 of the Social  Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1315) that waives compliance with a requirement of  section 407 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 607) through a waiver of section 402 of such  Act (42 U.S.C. 602).

(b) NO ADDITIONAL FUNDS PROVIDED TO BRING ACTIONS.—Any amounts obligated or  expended by the House of Representatives to carry out this resolution during a  fiscal year shall be derived from existing appropriations for salaries and  expenses of the House for that fiscal year, and nothing in this resolution may  be construed as authorizing an increase in the amount of budget authority  available to the House for that fiscal year.

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5 thoughts on “Could This New Congressional Resolution Lead to Impeachment of Obama?

  1. At least he IS speaking up. Anyone with him on this?
    The Illinois Rep will stand up with him:
    ​​Illinois Rep Explodes..Cannot Give This Much Power to One Man

    ​​This was the beginning of Obama’s TAKE OVER of the Country. This one man stood up…watch the faces of the other s…this was the NDAA signing.​ This is when it began!​

    • It actually began long before this. If you remember, Obama had a meeting with members of the SCOTUS before he was sworn in. Why? No other President has ever done that. Did he make them an offer they couldn’t refuse? Why is it that no one checked this guy out? Why is it that anyone who questions this man, something happens to them? Why is it that that all who is against this man is a racist?

      • OM Lord! I wish I could remember back in the beginning of the Supreme Court Judge’s changing. There was a lot of conversation about that he had “something” ON Each one of them.
        For one, Kagan helped to draft the HCB….
        Wasn’t there a cloud over one of them for fraud of some kind?
        —–
        At any rate, I am sorry this, but I think they are ALL his judges….

      • Maybe or maybe just enough of them to get what he wants.

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