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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Faithful Execution Of The Law Act Of 2014 March 13, 2014
Ron DeSantis, R-FL
"One law on the books already requires the Attorney General to report to Congress when the executive branch suspends enforcement of a law due to constitutional concerns, and AGs ranging from Holder to Gonzalez have done this."
Executive Session June 13, 2013
Charles Grassley, R-IA
"Excessive government can derive not only from broad laws, but from overzealous enforcement. The bill sponsors rejected my request that suits by the State AGs be filed only in federal court, and that any federal actions would supersede them."
Utility Mact June 4, 2012
James Inhofe, R-OK
"Just last month 24 State attorneys general, including one-quarter of all Democratic State attorneys general, filed a suit to overturn Utility MACT because of the devastating effects it will have on jobs in their States and their economies. These are Democrats from Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, West Virginia, and Wyoming. In other words, it appeared that Democratic AGs from several States are trying to save coal while the Democratic Senators from those same States are carrying out President Obama’s war on coal."
Consumer Financial Protection Safety And Soundness Improvement Act Of 2011 July 21, 2011
Carolyn Maloney, D-NY
"The Republican bill is not about improvements; it’s about preventing the CFPB from effectively operating. This week, the President nominated former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to be the CFPB’s first Director. He is now the Director of enforcement there, and will bring a voice for State AGs to enforce consumer laws. I hope that the other body will act on his nomination as soon as possible, but we know that there are 44 who say they will not confirm anyone. I do not believe that consumers should have to wait for this process to go forward. They should be protected today."
Repealing Mandatory Funding For State Health Insurance Exchanges May 3, 2011
Fred Upton, R-MI
"This unprecedented tap on the Federal Treasury should never have been granted to one individual, and given the huge uncertainty regarding PPACA, it certainly should not be continued now. Two Federal district courts have struck down the law. State AGs have asked for an expedited review of the litigation, but this administration has refused to let it happen. As a result, the future of the law remains certainly murky. Both supporters and opponents should be able to agree that resolving the case expeditiously in the courts, the Supreme Court, is in the best interest of the country."

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