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.
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
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