Stockman, Paul introduce bills to overturn Obama executive orders, invalidate Gun orders, ‘restore the Constitution’
by David Bellow on January 29, 2013 at 5:12 PM
According to Texas on the Potomac, Congressman Steve Stockman and Senator Rand Paul have filed bills which would block any Executive Order that violates the U.S. constitution.
Stockman’s ‘Restore the Constitution Act’ is a House companion to Sen. Paul’s ‘Separation of Powers Restoration and Second Amendment Protection Act,’ which was introduced in the Senate.
Stockman made national news early in 2013 when he declared that he would try to block funding of any Obama unconstitutional gun control executive orders, and that they would be grounds for Congressman Stockman to file impeachment papers against President Obama.
Statement from Congressman Steve Stockman regarding his Restore the Constitution Act:
“Last week I promised to thwart Obama’s unlawful orders, first by seeking to block, overturn and defund any action that violates the Constitution. Promise made, promise kept. No matter his intentions, the Constitution flatly prohibits the President from just making up his own laws.
“The Orders issued by President Obama are not intended to execute laws passed by the Congress. President Obama is abusing his authority to write his own unaccountable laws. Regardless of your position on gun rights, Congress has an obligation to assert its constitutional authority as the only lawful rulemaking body.”