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How to deal with runaway Presidents!

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The House of Representatives has two sovereign remedies to cope with runaway presidents, the power of the purse (withholding appropriations for specific activities) and the impeachment power.

Until circa 1990 the full House and Senate would debate, amend, approve, or disapprove funding items, one by one. This was “regular order” – as described in civics books. In this century the US government has been funded by all-in-one omnibus “Continuing Resolutions” (CR’s) which protect current programs from scrutiny, amendment, or repeal and are stuffed with favors, programs, provisions, and priorities that could not have survived an open process.

Call your congressman today, Capital Switchboard 1-202-224-3121, and demand that we go back to appropriations “regular order” so the House can once again effectively exercise the constitutional power of the purse and defund the implementation of overreaching executive actions.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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