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Westerman Joins House Colleagues in Voting for Amicus Brief

March 17, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Thursday (March 17) after voting for H.Res. 639, authorizing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to file an amicus brief on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives in the matter of United States, et al. v. Texas, et al.:

“President Obama, on several occasions, has tried to unilaterally re-write the law,” Westerman said. “The Constitution makes it clear that Congress writes laws, not the president. The action today by the House of Representatives will send a clear signal to the president and the American people that executive overreach will not stand unchallenged. The president has violated the Constitution and we, the people’s representatives, are speaking on their behalf to the United States Supreme Court.”