House Prepared to Preserve, Protect and Defend the Constitution

Aug 25, 2014

Chairman Miller signs contract for the House of Representatives’ legal representation to challenge President’s failure to adhere to Constitution

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10), Chairman of the Committee on House Administration, signed the contract for the House of Representatives’ outside counsel to represent the House during the lawsuit against the President.  The House passed a resolution (H. Res. 676) authorizing the Speaker, on behalf of the House of Representatives, to file suit against President Obama for failing to uphold his constitutional obligation to enforce U.S. law.  As Chairman of the Committee on House Administration, Miller must review and approve this contract.   

Chairman Miller: “No President is above nor should operate beyond the limits of the Constitution. The House of Representatives, using regular order and the powers that the Constitution has provided, calls upon our government’s system of checks and balances and asks the judicial branch to examine the President’s failure to faithfully execute the law.  The President must be held accountable, and the House will continue to act in an open and transparent manner to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.”  

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