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Gohmert Appointed on House Judiciary Task Force on Executive Overreach

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Washington, January 14, 2016 | comments

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) was appointed by House Judiciary Chairman Goodlatte to serve on a new Task Force on Executive Overreach. This Task Force was created to examine the historic breakdown of the separation of powers and checks and balances that has led to the unprecedented increase in presidential power and executive overreach.

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on his appointment to the Task Force: 

“It is quite an honor to be appointed to this new bipartisan Task Force to examine the President’s actions for potential overreach. It is the role of Congress to make all laws, the Judiciary to interpret the laws, and the President to enforce the laws. Recently, this has not appeared to be the case. The lack of transparency within this administration has been appalling which even resulted in the Attorney General being held in Contempt of Congress.” 

“I look forward to studying this troubling trend in the executive branch while searching for solutions to one branch exceeding its constitutional authority. This proactive approach is necessary to safeguarding individual liberty and ensuring that this right is well-preserved for future generations.”

Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) will chair the task force and Republican members of the task force are Representatives Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Ted Poe (R-Texas), Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), Ken Buck (R-Colo.), and Mike Bishop (R-Mich.). Chairman Goodlatte will serve as an ex officio member of the task force.


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