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  • Authorization to Initiate Litigation for Actions By the President


    A picture of Representative Pete Sessions

    Representative Pete Sessions

    From: TX District 32

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-30

    SESSIONS. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 694, I call up the resolution (H. Res. 676) providing for authority to initiate litigation for actions by the President or other executive branch officials...



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    Representative Louise McIntosh Slaughter

    From: NY District 25

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-30

    SLAUGHTER. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, across the country, conservative thinkers and legal scholars are discrediting this lawsuit against the President. They...



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    Representative Bob Goodlatte

    From: VA District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-30

    GOODLATTE. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman from Texas, the chairman of the Rules Committee, for his leadership on this issue. Without enforcement of the law, there cannot be accountability under...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-30

    HOYER. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlelady for yielding, and I rise in opposition to the bill that is before us. It is somewhat ironic that the Republicans want to sue the President for not enforcing...



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    Representative Jeff Duncan

    From: SC District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-30

    DUNCAN of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, I would just remind my colleague from Maryland who just spoke that, in my humble opinion, Harry Reid shut down the government. Mr. Speaker, let me explain for...



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    Representative John Conyers Jr.

    From: MI District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-30

    CONYERS. I thank the gentlelady. Mr. Speaker, Members of the House, as the former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, I rise in strong opposition to House Resolution 676, which would authorize...



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    Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    From: FL District 23

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-30

    WASSERMAN SCHULTZ. Mr. Speaker, I rise this evening in strong opposition to this resolution that would propose to have the House sue the President of the United States. With only a few hours left before...



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    Representative John A. Boehner

    From: OH District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-30

    BOEHNER. Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for yielding. I also want to thank the whole House for its work to address the American peoples' concerns about jobs and our economy. All told, we have sent...



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    Representative Sander M. Levin

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    Party:

    Date: 2014-07-30

    LEVIN asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. LEVIN. Well, Republicans today are choosing lawsuits over legislating. They are choosing to sue the President rather than...



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    Representative Tom Rice

    From: SC District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-30

    RICE of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, my favorite piece of art in this Capitol is a picture in the rotunda of our Founding Fathers gathered together to sign the Declaration of Independence, a document...



    A picture of Representative Adam B. Schiff

    Representative Adam B. Schiff

    From: CA District 28

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-30

    SCHIFF. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this resolution. The constitutional question raised by this [[Page H7095]] measure is whether the House has standing to sue the President over what is,...



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    Representative Jerrold Nadler

    From: NY District 10

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-30

    NADLER. Mr. Speaker, the Speaker does not have a good record when it comes to wasting taxpayer dollars on frivolous lawsuits. When the Justice Department concluded that the Defense of Marriage Act could...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-30

    JACKSON LEE. I thank the gentlewoman very much, and I rise to oppose H. Res. 676, which is seeking an unconstitutional right to sue the President for doing his duty and following the law. The underbelly...



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    Representative John Lewis

    From: GA District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-30

    LEWIS. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my good friend, the gentlewoman from New York for yielding. Mr. Speaker, this resolution is a waste of time and money. We are sent to Congress to make progress on...



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    Representative Steve Cohen

    From: TN District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-30

    COHEN. Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the time. I find it interesting that this is all about President Obama engaging in an executive overreach. Look at the statistics. During President Obama's first term...



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    Representative Michael C. Burgess

    From: TX District 26

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-30

    BURGESS. Mr. Speaker, I thank my chairman for yielding me the time. There are plenty of places in the Affordable Care Act where it is full of drafting errors and stuff that, quite frankly, just wasn't...



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    Representative James E. Clyburn

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    Party:

    Date: 2014-07-30

    CLYBURN. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlelady for yielding me this time. Mr. Speaker, we in this body are called upon to represent the wishes of the American people. The last national election, President...



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    Representative Corrine Brown

    From: FL District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-30

    BROWN of Florida. Mr. Speaker, today on the House Floor, the Republican leadership is taking a dangerous and unprecedented action by bringing up H. Res 676, a bill to move forward with a lawsuit against...



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    Representative Anna G. Eshoo

    From: CA District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-30

    ESHOO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition to the unprecedented Republican plan to sue the President of the United States. At a time when Congress should be focusing on strengthening the middle...



    A picture of Representative Gene Green

    Representative Gene Green

    From: TX District 29

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-30

    GREEN of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the 3.5 million Americans who have lost their unemployment benefits over the past seven months and the one million Dreamers whose aspirations continue...



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    Representative Bill Foster

    From: IL District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-30

    FOSTER. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 468 had I been present, I would have voted ``no.'' [[Page H7100]] ____________________ ...