House to hold hearing on Obama's duty to follow the laws

Article II, section 3 of the Constitution says the President "shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed." A House Judiciary aide will examine that requirement in light of the waivers and suspensions of law that have been made by the Obama administration.

The aide said the hearing will also look at what steps Congress can take to prevent the failure of the President to execute the laws.

Several Republicans have cited Obama's decision to delay the employer health insurance mandate under ObamaCare as a top example of his selective enforcement of laws passed by Congress. The GOP has demanded a similar delay in the individual health insurance mandate, something the administration has ignored so far.

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Aside from ObamaCare waivers, House Republicans have complained about Obama's recess appointments in 2012 when the Senate was not in recess, and several regulations that they say overstep the Executive Branch's limits.

Back in July, one House Republican said Obama's selective enforcement of the law is "demeaning" to the United States government.

Details on the Judiciary Committee hearing and other key hearings next week follow here:

House Financial Services

Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit

Oct. 1, "Examining Legislative Proposals to Reform the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau"
     10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn House Office Building

House Foreign Affairs

Oct. 3, "Al-Shabaab: How Great a Threat?"
     9:45 a.m., 2172 House Rayburn Office Building

House Judiciary

Oct. 2, "The President's Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws"
     11 a.m., 2141 Rayburn House Office Building

House Oversight & Government Reform

Subcommittee on Government Operations

Oct. 2, "Examining the Federal Response to Marijuana Legislation"
     10 a.m., 2247 Rayburn House Office Building

House Small Business

Oct. 2, "The Challenge of Retirement Savings for Small Employers"
     1 p.m., 2360 Rayburn House Office Building