Tag: Executive Branch

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Bob Goodlatte: Unconstitutional actions must be stopped

I will work with my colleagues in both the House and the Senate to stop the President’s unconstitutional actions from being implemented.


Sarvis: Gillespie’s call for next AG to ‘uphold our Constitution’ rings hollow

In response to Ed Gillespie’s call for Eric Holder’s successor as Attorney General to “impartially defend our laws and uphold our Constitution,” Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Robert Sarvis made the following statement:


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Robert Hurt votes to protect farmers, small businesses from regulatory overreach

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014.


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Robert Hurt on House vote to file suit against President Obama

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H. Res. 676, a resolution to allow the U.S. House of Representatives to initiate litigation against the Executive Branch for failure to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.


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Bob Goodlatte: Protecting the balance of powers

The White House’s continued actions are in direct conflict with the carefully crafted balance of powers found in the United States Constitution, and the House of Representatives is preparing to take action to hold the Administration accountable and stop these abuses.


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Kirk Cox: Responsible state budget without Medicaid expansion

Last night the General Assembly completed its work on the 2014-16 state budget that excludes Medicaid expansion. We addressed Governor McAuliffe’s 8 line-item budget vetoes, to include two that were ruled unconstitutional.


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Bob Goodlatte: Seeking an independent IRS investigation

For many Americans, the IRS is the primary way they interact with the federal government. To have the IRS acting as a politicized organization that persecutes citizens for their political beliefs shakes the core of our democracy.


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Bob Goodlatte: It’s not time to rethink the Libya ban

Protecting American citizens from terrorist threats both at home and abroad is a fundamental role of the federal government. However, despite Libya’s long history of unrest and ongoing terrorist threats coming from the country, the Executive Branch has proposed reversing a longstanding prohibition against Libyans entering the United States to work in aviation maintenance, flight operations, or to study or train in nuclear-related fields. This shift in policy is misguided and ignores reality.


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Bob Goodlatte: Action in Congress on executive overreach

Our Constitution is clear: Congress writes our laws, the Judiciary interprets them, and the President enforces them. But for the past five years, President Obama repeatedly has waived, amended, or ignored our laws and has bypassed the Congress.


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Attorney General: Virginia’s same sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today changed Virginia’s legal position in Bostic v. Rainey, siding with the plaintiffs in the pending case challenging Virginia’s ban on marriage rights for same sex couples.


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McAuliffe signs executive order establishing gift limit for administration officials, Executive Branch Ethics Commission

Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order Number 2 on Saturday, establishing a $100 gift limit on himself, his family, members of the executive branch and their families.