Ron DeSantis' Faithful Execution of the Law Act Passes House
Freshman U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis celebrated a big legislative win this week as his Faithful Execution of the Law Act passed the U.S. House on a 244-171 vote. DeSantis bill would ensure any federal employee who believes a law is unconstitutional and refuses to enforce it will have to report to Congress. Currently, only the U.S. attorney general is required to do so.
"The Faithful Execution of the Law Act will provide transparency for Congress and the American people with respect to the suspension of the law by the executive," DeSantis said on Thursday. "Leaking information to the press or burying a delay in an obscure footnote in some regulatory document is hardly consistent with being the most transparent administration in history. Our constitutional system presupposes that laws passed by Congress will be enforced and it is appropriate to require formal disclosure by the executive branch when there is a nonenforcement policy established. Sunlight is the best disinfectant."
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