Congresswoman Diane Black Disapproves of Obama’s Disregard for Rule of Law with Resolution

Recently Congresswoman Diane Black, R-TN, introduced a resolution (H.Res. 509) disapproving of Barack Obama’s appointments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) while the United States Senate was not in recess.

The Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Tom Price, a physician from Georgia, who has co-sponsored Congresswoman Black’s resolution said this about her legislation:  “I am proud to stand with many of my colleagues in supporting a resolution of disapproval and urge President Obama to provide leadership in line with our Constitution and in the best interests of the American people, not a partisan agenda.”

The balance of the press release from the office of RPC Chairman Price is directly below:


Price Supports Resolution Disapproving of President’s Disregard for Rule of Law

Washington, D.C. – House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) issued the following statement regarding a resolution (H.Res. 509) disapproving of President Obama’s appointments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) when the Senate was not in recess. This resolution was introduced by Representative Diane Black (R-TN). Chairman Price has agreed to cosponsor the resolution.

“President Obama began this New Year by abandoning fidelity to the rule of law with these appointments and Congress should not sit idly by as the administration tries to reinterpret the Constitution to fit its political agenda,” said Chairman Price.  “Not surprisingly, the White House has now rolled out a Justice Department justification in attempt to add legitimacy to its actions, but the American people expect their elected officials to act within the law – not twist it to justify their actions after the fact.  The White House has not offered a responsible explanation for this exceptional overreach of Executive Authority.  Far worse, they have put in place individuals at powerful agencies whose future decisions will be called into question because the administration chose to proceed in this reckless fashion.  I am proud to stand with many of my colleagues in supporting a resolution of disapproval and urge President Obama to provide leadership in line with our Constitution and in the best interests of the American people, not a partisan agenda.”

Text of the resolution can be found here.