Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2th District of South Carolina

WIlson Votes to Hold President Accountable

Mar 12, 2014
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 4138, the ENFORCE the Law Act, legislation that allows Congress to challenge executive overreach in the courts and increase government accountability.

“President Obama routinely fails to execute our nation’s laws in accordance with the Constitution. Our immigration laws already on the books are lacking implementation, leaving our borders unsecure. The Administration continues to unfairly pick and choose certain Obamacare regulations to enforce, which creates uncertainty for businesses and middle class families. Just last week, constituents in Aiken County fell victim to the Administration’s recklessness as the President broke nuclear energy obligations by threatening to terminate the MOX facility at SRS.

“Congress has an obligation to not only pass laws, but also ensure the Executive Branch follows through with its responsibilities. I commend Congressman Trey Gowdy’s efforts to hold the Administration accountable.  Ruling by executive fiat contradicts our democracy and undermines the will of the American people,“
Congressman Joe Wilson said.

*Congressman Wilson is also a cosponsor of fellow South Carolina Congressman Tom Rice’s STOP (H. Res. 442, Stop This Overreaching Presidency) resolution.  The passage of today’s ENFORCE the Law Act could provide a pathway for the STOP resolution to be considered on the House floor.