FLORENCE, S.C. (CBS DC/AP) — U.S. Rep. Tom Rice is proposing that the House of Representatives sue the Obama administration for overstepping the powers of the executive branch.
Rice introduced the resolution late last week. His website on Monday said the resolution, entitled “Stop This Overreaching Presidency,” now has 30 co-sponsors.
The lawsuit says the administration has frequently overstepped the limits placed on the executive branch by the Constitution.
“Because of this disregard of our country’s checks and balances, many of you have asked me to bring legal action against the President. After carefully researching the standing the House of Representatives has and what action we can take, I have introduced a resolution to stop the President’s clear overreach,” Rice’s statement says.
The lawsuit notes several examples, including the administrative response to those who lost health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and a policy to granting temporary status to immigrants who entered the national illegally as children.
The resolution would have the House bring civil action against the administration in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia.
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