Collins Bill to Curb the President’s Executive Overreach ‘a Common-Sense Idea’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Senate Democrats to support Senator Collins’ sensible legislation blocking the President’s executive overreach:
“It was good to see Democrats finally bring an end to their weeks-long filibuster of Homeland Security funding.
“Once the measure we voted on yesterday is complete, the Senate will consider sensible legislation from Senator Collins.
“Her bill is simple: It would protect our democracy from the most egregious example of executive overreach we saw in November. It’s overreach described by President Obama himself as ‘ignoring the law.’
“Senator Collins’ measure simply takes the President at his word, and helps him follow the law instead of ignoring it.
“It’s hard to see how any Senator could oppose such a common-sense idea.
“So we look forward to that vote.”
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