Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) is a member of the Article I Project (A1P), a group of Senators and Representatives led by Senator Mike Lee. Article I of the Constitution vests all legislative powers in the Congress of the United States, and the goal of A1P is to restore constitutional governance by reclaiming the legislative power from the executive branch, reasserting the power of the purse and exercising regulatory accountability.
"Although President Obama is guilty of overreaching, Congress is also responsible for ceding some of its authority to federal agencies," Palmer said. "Every member of Congress is an elected representative. We're not elected bystanders and we're accountable to the people; federal agencies are not. Our Founding Fathers wisely separated the powers to avoid tyranny, and now more than ever, Congress must not only protect, but exercise the powers it has been given, including controlling the purse. I'm honored to be a part of A1P and look forward to putting forth a bold agenda to restore constitutional governance."
A1P members will focus on legislative reforms designed to reduce regulatory burden, limit the executive authority, and create budget reforms which restrain, not excel spending. Informational one pagers about the Project are attached.