Congress will not cede constitutional authority to the President

Representative Jason Chaffetz
2015-01-17 15:24:43
News from Congressman Chaffetz <iqconnect.lmhostediq.com/iqextranet/Customers/UT03JC/Chaffetz_b anner_3-2012.jpg> Recently in Washington
News from Congressman Chaffetz
 
 
 
Recently in Washington


REINING IN PRESIDENT OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS

 

This week we pushed back against President Obama's unilateral attempt to change laws with which he doesn't agree. I voted to defund the immigration executive order and convey to the President in no uncertain terms that Congress will not stand by and cede the Constitutional authority entrusted to us by hardworking Americans. 

 

His executive amnesty betrays the American people by circumventing the Constitution we in Congress have sworn to uphold. My constituents have been loud and clear. They want Congress to work together to fix legal immigration, secure the border, and support American workers and businesses.  We still have a great deal of work to do and it ought to be accomplished within the Constitutional bounds our Founders set.

 

You can read local reporting on this story below:

 

RESPONDING TO PARIS TERROR ATTACKS

 

This week’s terror attack in Paris was not an attack on America – but on freedom in general and free speech in particular.  Global attacks demand a global response.  We need strong American leadership to bring together a global force – one that must necessarily include Islamic countries – to shut down ISIS.

 

 

On Thursday, I spoke extensively with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer about the terror attacks and our response to them.  You can watch both Part 1 and  of that interview.

 

Earlier in the week, I also discussed the privacy concerns related to intelligence gathering on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. You can view Part 1 and Part 2 of that interview.   As Newsmax reported, I do not believe we have to sacrifice our liberties to have the best intelligence. 

 

 

FIXING THE SECRET SERVICE:  MORE THAN JUST TALK

 

 

 

The US Secret Service acted this week to resolve some of the longstanding management deficiencies discovered by our Oversight Committee investigation and a damning December report on the agency’s failings.  Key senior officials lost their jobs this week in a drastic overhaul.  I spoke with CBS This Morning to applaud the decision.

 

 

 

OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE CHANGES

 

Last month I announced a reorganization of Oversight subcommittees, including the formation of new committees.  The Interior Subcommittee, chaired by Wyoming’s Cynthia Lummis, will focus on issues critical to the Mountain West, including energy and environmental policy, agriculture and EPA.  The Washington Post reported here that the appointment of Lummis may cause environmentalists to cringe.

 

A new IT subcommittee will be lead by incoming freshman Rep. Will Hurd of Texas.  Hurd worked for a cybersecurity firm before being elected to Congress.  You can read more about the IT Subcommittee’s role here.

 

Ohio’s Jim Jordan will again lead the health care panel, but with a new emphasis on administrative rules that will provide deeper oversight of Obama Administration rulemaking and the economic impact of those executive actions.  As Politico explains here, President Obama is dialing up his executive action in the remaining two years of his presidency.

 

 

TWEET OF THE WEEK

 

 

First action as Chairman. Subpoena Eric Holder on Fast & Furious. @GOPoversight #FastandFurious pic.twitter.com/1xtH4kLMQB

 

RECOMMENDED READING

 

 

Boehner uses Taylor Swift GIFS to explain Obama’s free community college planUS News, 1/16/15

 

What not even the King of England could doNational Review, 1/13/15

 

Here’s how the U.S. government wastes taxpayer moneyPolitics Cheat Sheet, 1/12/15

 

AP Source: US weighs criminal charges for PetraeusNY Times, 1/9/15

 

Petraeus caught in Obama’s war on leaksBloomberg, 1/10/15

 

Want better roads?  Kill the gas taxBloomberg, 1/23/13

 

 

 

FOLLOW ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter:@jasoninthehouse

Facebook:www.facebook.com/CongressmanJasonChaffetz

Instagram: @jasoninthehouse





 

 
         
 

Washington, DC Office
2464 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7751
Fax: (202) 225-5629
 

Provo Office
51 S University Ave., Suite 318
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: (801) 851-2500
Fax: (801) 851-2509

 
Click here to open this e-mail in its own browser window            Click here to open a plain text version of this email