Press Release

McHenry Votes to Defend Article I Powers

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Washington, March 17, 2016 | Jeff Butler (202-225-2576) | comments
Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) released the following statement after House passage of H. Res. 639 authorizing House Speaker Paul Ryan (R, WI-01) to file an amicus brief on behalf of the House in the Supreme Court case United States vs. Texas, which addresses the President's executive actions on immigration: 

“While I remain vehemently opposed to the President’s executive amnesty, today’s vote is not about immigration policy but rather about reasserting Congress’ powers as defined by Article I of the Constitution. Throughout his presidency, President Obama has displayed a blatant disregard for the separation of powers and has willfully ignored Congress’ role as a co-equal branch of our government. Today’s vote ensures Congress will have a voice in this hugely important case.”  
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