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Protecting the American People from Executive Overreach

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House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H. Res. 676, which provides the House with the authority to initiate litigation to hold the President accountable for executive overreach:

"Our Founding Fathers thoughtfully and purposefully built a government on a system of checks and balances to protect Americans from the threat of concentrated power. But over the last few years, President Obama has violated the very ideals on which our country was founded. As Members of the House of Representatives, it is our job to uphold the Constitution, defend our country, and protect the American people from grave government overreach."


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