House of Lords miffed by King George

News Update from Citizens for Legitimate Government
03 May 2006

Hearing vowed on Bush’s powersSenator questions bypassing of laws 03 May 2006 The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee [Arlen Specter, R-PA], accusing the White House of a ”very blatant encroachment” on congressional authority, said yesterday he will hold an oversight hearing into President [sic] Bush’s assertion that he has the power to bypass more than 750 laws enacted over the past five years. Specter’s announcement followed a report in the Sunday Globe that Bush has quietly asserted the authority to ignore provisions in 750 bills he has signed — about 1 in 10. Over the past five years, Bush has stated that he can defy any statute that conflicts with his interpretation of the Constitution.

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