I rise to express my deep disappointment in the address by the President last night in this chamber.
This is Placer County Sheriff's Detective Michael Davis, Jr. You may have heard of him. He was gunned down on October 24th last year in one of the most shocking murder rampages in the history of that county.
Congressman Tom McClintock (CA-04) has been appointed Chairman of the Federal Lands Subcommittee of the Natural Resources Committee for the 114th Congress. McClintock has served as a member of the Natural Resources Committee since 2009, most recently chairing the Subcommittee on Water and Power.
I am disappointed in Mr. Boehner's leadership of the House and have expressed my concerns on many occasions. But shifting this decision from the House Republican Conference to the House Floor opens a Pandora's Box.
The constitutional issues involving the President's executive orders on amnesty far transcend the issue of illegal immigration. The President's action strikes at the very heart of our separation of powers. The Constitution reserves to Congress alone the power to enact and alter law, and charges the President with the responsibility to faithfully execute those laws.