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3/13/2014--Passed House amended. Faithful Execution of the Law Act of 2014 - Expands the circumstances under which the Attorney General is required to report to Congress regarding the... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on Mar 13, 2014 but was never passed by the Senate.

Bill Text

A BILL

To amend section 530D of title 28, United States Code.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Faithful Execution of the Law Act of 2014''.

SEC. 2. AMENDMENT TO SECTION 530D OF TITLE 28, UNITED STATES CODE.

Section 530D(a)(1)(A) of title 28, United States Code, is amended-- (1) by inserting ``or any other Federal officer'' before ``establishes or implements a formal or informal policy''; and (2) in clause (i), by striking ``on the grounds that such provision is unconstitutional'' and inserting ``and state the grounds for such policy''. <all>

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March 12, 2014 - The Administration strongly opposes passage of H.R. 3973. The bill would inordinately expand current law, which already requires reports to Congress when non-enforcement of Federal law is based on constitutional grounds. H.R. 3973 would further require reporting to Congress each time any Federal officer establishes or implements a formal or informal policy to refrain from enforcing or administering any provision of a Federal law, rule, regulation, program, or policy on any grounds. Federal agencies are continually engaged in the process of determining how to concentrate limited enforcement resources most effectively. The vastly expanded reporting scheme required by the bill would be unduly burdensome and would place the Attorney General in the unprecedented position of having to be kept informed of and report on enforcement decisions made by every other Federal agency. If the President were presented with H.R. 3973, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill.

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The Administration 1 year ago

Users Supporting

I support The Faithful Execution of the Law Act because...Attorney General Holder needs all the accountability enforcement this country can muster up.

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mereinke
OK-1
8 months ago

I support The Faithful Execution of the Law Act because...The Constitution has a division of power to prevent any one branch of government or any person to obtain power above that allotted by the Constitution. The legislative branch makes the laws (in accordance to the wishes of their constituants), the executive branch enforces said laws and the judicial branch makes the determination that the laws and enforcement are done in accordance with the Constitution. If laws are enforced in accordance to the whim of the executive branch, it is in effect nullifying the functions of the other branches of government. This is placing a concentration of power in the hands of one branch and ultimately the head of that branch (the President) which is what the the Constitution was written to avoid.

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gendown
PA-3
11 months ago

I support The Faithful Execution of the Law Act because unfortunately we need it! And we need get rid of our attorney general who doesn't have the sense to know what the laws are: unless it benefits him or this corrupt administration!

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Anonymous1262591
CO-1
11 months ago

I support The Faithful Execution of the Law Act because...It's time to hold everyone accountable to the law with NO EXCEPTIONS WHATSOEVER!!!

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McFixit1
MI-9
11 months ago

I support The Faithful Execution of the Law Act because...the President of the United States should not be allowed to pick and choose what laws he wants enforce and which ones not to enforce. He swore an oath to enforce all the laws and follow the constitution. Neither of which, I believe the current President has faithfully done.

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Abijah
IL-12
11 months ago

Users Opposing

I oppose The Faithful Execution of the Law Act because it would further erode the separation of powers, and give even more power to a potential out-of-control Congress.

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MikWats
NC-11
1 year ago

I oppose The Faithful Execution of the Law Act because...i know two Senators that took that oath and have not I repeat have not executed their oaths. They both should be impeached. You both heard this. Now spin it like you both have done. Progressiveness is your DNA. Your transparency is thin.

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NotPerfect
MI-4
1 year ago

I oppose The Faithful Execution of the Law Act because...It is a witch hunt for Eric Holder. Period. Plain and simple

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RKH1
WI-6
1 year ago

I oppose The Faithful Execution of the Law Act because...If you read the bill you will see that it is ridiculous and redundant.

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TadR
PA-13
1 year ago

I oppose this bill because it is yet another thinly-veiled attempt at obstructing the Obama administration's governance that we have witnessed all along since Jan. 20, 2009. It is also amusing that the republicans have no qualms about refusing to allocate funds for laws on the books that THEY deem offensive. Where is the ethical high-ground there? Pure politics!

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unionista
MA-1
1 year ago

Bill Summary


3/13/2014--Passed House amended. Faithful Execution of the Law Act of 2014 - Expands the circumstances under which the Attorney General is required to report to Congress regarding the enforcement of laws to include any instance in which the Attorney General, an officer of the Department of Justice (DOJ), or any other federal officer establishes or implements a policy to refrain from: (1) enforcing, applying, or administering any federal statute, rule, regulation, program, policy, or other law within the responsibility of the Attorney General or such officer; or (2) adhering to, enforcing, applying, or complying with, a final decision of any court of jurisdiction respecting the application of the Constitution, any statute, rule, regulation, program, policy, or other law within the responsibility of the Attorney General or such officer. (Currently, reports are not required with respect to the policies of other federal officers and reports concerning nonenforcement of a law are required only when the Attorney General or a DOJ officer refrains on grounds that the provision is unconstitutional.) Requires such reports to state the grounds for policies of nonenforcement.

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