Today, at a press conference on Capitol Hill, former United States Attorney and Federal Terrorism Prosecutor, Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX), shared his efforts to uphold the oath he took to protect and defend the Constitution.
For much of Ratcliffe’s career, he’s been under an oath to support and defend and bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution – a responsibility he takes seriously. Which is why he knows he can’t sit by and see that “instead of three co-equal branches of government, each checking the authority of the others to advance the will of the American people, we’re witnesses to, or perhaps at times accomplices to, the rise of an almighty administrative state where unelected bureaucrats are wielding de facto lawmaking authority.”
So this week, the People’s House will vote on Rep. Ratcliffe’s Separation of Powers Restoration Act, which “…will prevent unelected agency bureaucrats from writing and interpreting the very same laws they are responsible for enforcing.”
This is important work, and it comes on the heels of House Republicans’ plan for A Better Way to Do the People’s Business, a comprehensive strategy to rebalance government so it can best serve the people. In fact, it’s a great example of how we’re already getting to work on some of our ideas contained in our Better Way agenda.
As Rep. Ratcliffe puts it, “in the process of stopping [unelected bureaucrats], we can ensure that our government gets back to working for the people, not the other way around.”
We couldn’t agree more, which is exactly why we’re working to bring the power back to its rightful place: with the people.
Click HERE to view Rep. Ratcliffe’s full remarks at today’s press conference on Capitol Hill.