Congressman Charlie Dent (PA-15) released the following statement today after voting to grant authority for litigation to move forward against the President Obama and his Administration regarding his faithful execution of duly enacted legislation:
“No person is above the law in America, not even the President. In 2010, the House passed the Affordable Care Act, the President’s signature domestic legislation. While I voted against the law, and find the employer mandate particularly onerous, that provision, contained in the law, was duly passed. The Constitution is quite clear that the President’s job requires him to see that laws are faithfully enacted.
I understand the President has the authority to issue executive orders. When those executive orders, issued administratively, contradict laws passed by Congress where the language is clear and explicit, then the President, in my view, oversteps his authority, particularly on matters of domestic policy.”
Contact: Shawn Millan (610) 770-3490