H.R.4138 - ENFORCE the Law Act of 2014113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Gowdy, Trey [R-SC-4] (Introduced 03/04/2014)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary | Senate - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 113-377|
|Latest Action:||03/13/2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Major Recorded Votes:||03/12/2014 : Passed House|
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Summary: H.R.4138 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (03/12/2014)
Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments of the Law Act of 2014 or the ENFORCE the Law Act of 2014 - Authorizes either chamber of Congress, upon adoption of a resolution declaring that the President or any officer or employee of the United States has established or implemented a policy, practice, or procedure to refrain from enforcing, applying, following, or administering any federal statute, rule, regulation, program, policy, or other law in violation of the constitutional requirement that the President faithfully execute the laws of the United States, to bring a civil action for a declaratory judgment to that effect.
Grants jurisdiction to a three-judge panel of a U.S. district court to hear such civil action and provides for an expedited direct appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Requires the Comptroller General (GAO) to submit quarterly reports to the congressional judiciary committees on the costs of any civil action brought under this Act, incuding any attorney fees paid in connection with any such action.