S.C. Rep. Tom Rice wants Congress to sue the White House for overstepping his authority in what he calls "the establishment of what is in effect an imperial presidency."
The freshman Republican from Myrtle Beach introduced a resolution Thursday citing President Barack Obama for circumventing Congress on issuing year-long delays in provisions of the Affordable Care Act for employer mandates and insurer-coverage requirements that could have led to cancelling non-compliant policies.
He also listed changes in enforcing programs that grant some undocumented residents who came into the country as children temporary work permits and provide aid for poor working families with children.
The resolution has 29 co-sponsors including four other S.C. GOP representatives -- Jeff Duncan, Trey Gowdy, Mark Sanford and Joe Wilson.
"Whereas because of President Obama's continuing failure to faithfully execute the laws, his administration's actions cannot be addressed by the enactment of new laws, because Congress cannot assume that the President will execute the new laws any more faithfully than the laws he has already ignored, leaving Congress with no legislative remedy to prevent the establishment of what is in effect an imperial presidency," the resolution reads. "Whereas it is therefore necessary and appropriate for Congress to turn to the courts to ensure the faithful execution of the laws as required by the Constitution."