Governor Scott Walker Joins Coalition of Governors Challenging Unconstitutional Executive Lawmaking
“No one is above the law”
Madison – Governor Scott Walker joined the Governors of Texas, Alabama, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota in signing a brief objecting to unilateral lawmaking by the President. The brief, filed today in the U.S. Supreme Court, challenges President Obama’s promulgation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program as an unconstitutional usurpation of official lawmaking authority belonging to Congress.
“No one is above the law,” Governor Walker said. “The President has a constitutional duty to comply with and faithfully execute the laws of the land. The Constitution is also clear that no president may unilaterally assume the power of Congress to create or rewrite laws. This brief challenges the President’s overreach and addresses the consequences of limitless executive power under our three branch government system.”
Twenty-six states, including Wisconsin, joined a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas challenging President Obama’s sidestepping of Congress to grant deferred action. The district court granted a stay preventing the enforcement of President Obama’s executive action and the Fifth Circuit upheld this injunction. The case, United States v. Texas, is currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Recent Press Releases by Gov. Scott Walker
Governor Walker Proposes Health Care Stability Plan to Stabilize Premiums for Wisconsinites on ObamacareJan 21st, 2018 by Gov. Scott Walker
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Governor Walker Highlights Historic K-12 Education Investments at Wisconsin Association of School Boards’ State Education ConventionJan 19th, 2018 by Gov. Scott Walker
"We increased funding by $200 per student for every school in the state this year, and we’re adding another $204 per student on top of that next year."
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