Executive overreach? Not so fast.
This morning, Speaker Boehner announced he’s working with House members to finalize a plan authorizing legal action against the President for his immigration executive overreach.
This latest effort is in addition to the work the House has already done to rein in immigration.
The House tried to limit the president’s executive overreach with the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill. The bill diverted funds to beef up immigration enforcement.
Additionally, the House Department of Homeland Security Committee recently released the Secure Our Borders First Act, one of, if not the toughest border security bill considered by Congress. Yet as Boehner pointed out this morning, much of the latest executive sidestep falls outside of the jurisdiction of the House Homeland Security Committee.
According to sources on the Hill, Boehner’s latest effort is working to directly address immigration overreach. The resolution could allow the House to join the states’ suit against Presidential executive overreach, although final course of action has yet to be decided.
“We are finalizing a plan to authorize litigation on this issue — one we believe gives us the best chance of success,” Boehner said in the meeting.
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