GOP forms task force to challenge Obama’s ‘executive overreach

GOP forms task force to challenge Obama’s ‘executive overreach’20Gh, b12-1

Upset with what they see as “executive overreach” from the Obama administration, Republicans are forming a task force to challenge the president’s power.

The task force will probe some of President Obama’s most controversial executive orders and regulations as it looks for ways to reassert GOP power in Washington.

“The Constitution is clear: It is the role of Congress to make all laws, the judiciary to interpret the laws, and the president to enforce the laws,” House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said in a statement.

The task force accuses “presidents of both parties” of “legislating from the Oval Office,” but the focus will be on the Obama administration.

Republicans are upset with President Obama’s use of executive action, particularly his recent moves to enact gun control and prevent millions of illegal immigrants from being deported.

The task force will “study the impact the increase in presidential and executive branch power has had on the ability of Congress” and look for legislative approaches to “restore the proper balance of powers.”

The Obama administration will publish 234 new regulations, proposed rules, notices and other administrative actions in Thursday’s edition of the Federal Register.

source- tim devaney, the hill,

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