The Politico writes, disapprovingly, of a measure made necessary by a Democrat Party addicted to power, secrecy, control and lawlessness.
House Republican leaders have unveiled a new rule to require that each bill filed in the House “cite its specific constitutional authority.”
...GOP leaders have prepared a memo for all members of the new Congress and senior staff informing them that no bill may be introduced unless the sponsor has submitted for the Congressional Record a statement “citing as specifically as practicable the power or powers granted to Congress” to enact the measure. The memo included five examples of forms that sponsors could include with their legislation.
And the memo warned that any bill that is filed without the requisite “constitutional authority statement” will not be accepted by the House clerk and will be returned to the sponsor. Such a statement, House Republicans added in a Friday statement, “also demonstrates to the American people that we in Congress understand that we have an obligation under our founding document to stay within the role established therein for the legislative branch."
Is this really too much to ask?
If you're a Democrat, the answer is: "yes". Because law, logic, history and reason mean nothing. Feelings, emotion, hope, dreams, and flying unicorns must always take precedence for progressives. Which is why this country is on the precipice.