Congressman Robert Pittenger

Representing the 9th District of North Carolina
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Congress legalizes Obama blog post

Jul 18, 2013
Press Release
CONTACT:  Jamie Bowers, 704-365-6234
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
July 18, 2013
 
 

CONGRESS TAKES ACTION TO LEGALIZE PRESIDENT OBAMA’S DELAY OF OBAMACARE

 
WASHINGTON – On July 2nd, the Obama Administration used a blog post to announce enforcement of Obamacare’s employer mandate would be delayed by one year.
 
According to the U.S. Constitution, the President has no authority to alter laws, nor to choose when and where to enforce the law.  Any changes to existing law must be approved by an Act of Congress.
 
Wednesday evening, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) joined the U.S. House of Representatives in resolving the Administration’s error by passing the Authority for Mandate Delay Act (H.R. 2667), which legalizes the change announced by President Obama.
 
Surprisingly, President Obama is threatening a veto.
 
“As a former professor of Constitutional law, President Obama should already know that changes to law require an Act of Congress, not a blog post,” commented Congressman Pittenger.  “His veto threat is silly, and raises further questions about the President’s respect for the Constitution he is sworn to uphold and protect.”
 
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