While the Republican leadership in the U.S. House has been noticeably indifferent to, and seemingly emasculated by, the President's executive overreach, one member of congress decided to act.
On Wednesday Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), sponsor of the “Enforce the Law Act,” gave a floor speech defending his legislation that would force the President to enforce the laws passed by Congress. The law is designed to enable the House or Senate to sue the executive branch for not enforcing laws.
The bill passed the House yesterday in a 233 to 181 vote. Of the 22 co-sponsors that signed onto the bill, none were from Illinois. The Illinois delegation voted along party lines - Republicans "yes," Democrats "no".
Following his speech, Rep. Gowdy received a standing Ovation on the House floor.