Yoho Bill Establishes Select Committee to Investigate Executive Overreach
Washington D.C. - Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) introduced legislation to establish a Permanent Select Committee on Executive Oversight - H.Res. 693. This Committee will be tasked with investigating current and future administrations to ensure that they are faithfully executing the law. Congressman Yoho released the following statement:
“Every day a new claim and allegation come to light about the abuses of the Obama administration. Blatant Executive overreach, targeting by enforcement agencies, stand down orders of enforcement on existing law—which have resulted in the deaths of Americans, and regulatory agencies that bypass Congress and write their own laws. Enough is enough. While this committee will be tasked with the oversight over future administrations—both Republican and Democrat—the abuses of the current administration have necessitated the creation of a whole new committee to deal solely with this administration’s transgressions.
“We, the Representatives of the people, are tasked with holding the Executive Branch accountable by the guiding document of this nation—the Constitution. It is our job, our responsibility, and the right thing to do. So, if not now, when? If not us, who? We must prove to the American people we are worthy of the responsibility they have entrusted to us. All it takes for evil or tyranny to prevail or for our Constitutional Republic to fail is for good men and women to do nothing.”