By Direction of the Chairman

From House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Task Force:

“Members of the House of Representatives are the closest to the will of the American people as they are more frequently held accountable by voters and elected every two years. For this reason, our Founding Fathers provided the House of Representatives legislative and budgetary power, including the exclusive authority to originate revenue bills.

“Next week, the Task Force on Executive Overreach will hold its first hearing on Congress’ role as set forth by the Framers of our Constitution and how far we’ve drifted from it. As the executive branch continues to go beyond its authority and drive us closer to a constitutional crisis, Congress must assert its power to rein in a runaway executive branch and restore the separation of powers.” 


Full Opening Statement from Chairman Goodlatte (video)


Name Occupation Organization Testimony Truth in Testimony
Mr. Matthew Spalding Associate Vice President and Dean of Educational Programs Hillsdale College Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship
Mr. James Capretta Visiting Fellow & Senior Fellow American Enterprise Institute & Ethics and Public Policy Center, respectively
Mr. Joseph Postell Assistant Professor of Political Science University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
Mr. Stephen Vladeck Professor of Law American University, Washington College of Law

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