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Georgia Rep. Paul Broun's statement on Enforce the Law Act

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U.S. Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga-10) released a statement on Wednesday after voting in favor of the Enforce the Law Act, or H.R. 4138, legislation allowing each chamber of Congress to file a civil action in a federal district court to clarify a federal law to ensure that the U.S. President "faithfully executes the laws of the United States."

"President Obama has made it clear that he has no intention of working with Congress - instead he has a 'pen and a phone' which he will use to advance his own political agenda, Constitutional or not," said Rep. Broun. "The Constitution requires that the President 'take care that the laws be faithfully executed.' Unfortunately, we've seen the President ignoring rather than enforcing laws, arbitrarily and repeatedly changing laws, and using regulatory power to make law. It's time the President starts adhering to the Constitution as intended by our Founding Fathers, not picking and choosing which laws he wants to enforce for political expediency.

"He has already made changes to Obamacare and suspended parts of our immigration laws - there's no telling what could be next. That's why it is vital that we have legislation in place that will hold the President accountable for his unprecedented disregard for the rule of law. I urge the Senate to act swiftly on this bill, so that we can restore balance to our branches of government, and return to a Constitutionally limited government as intended by our Founding Fathers."

The legislation passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday 233-181 with just five Democrats voting in favor of it.

Georgia Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga-12) was one of the Democrats who supported the bill. Barrow is facing a difficult election this year in his conservative district 12.

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