Press Release

Thursday, December 4, 2014


Price Statement on Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06), Chair of the House Budget Committee in the upcoming 114th Congress, issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5759, the Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act:


“The American people expect a healthy debate and legitimate disagreements over policy. But they want the Congress and the president to engage in those discussions with respect and adherence to the rule of law and the constitutional duties we have sworn an oath to uphold.


“President Obama has shown particular disdain for the legitimate checks and balances of our democracy by directly contravening the immigration laws of this land and with them the will of the American people. In August, House Republicans first voted to prohibit the president’s overreach. Today, the House of Representatives has used its next tool within our legislative authority to state unequivocally that the Executive Branch does not have the authority, and should not be allowed, to trample on the Constitution.


“So long as the president and his allies in Congress continue to put their executive amnesty ahead of fidelity to the rule of law, we must and we will continue to seek to hold the administration accountable.”