The U.S. House of Representatives voted 233 to 181 earlier this month to passH.R. 4138, the Enforce the Law Act, a measure to force President Obama to crackdown on states that have legalize cannabis. Fortunately, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the bill will be “dead on arrival” in the Senate.
Under the proposed law, the House or Senate would be authorized to sue the president for his inaction.
“The Constitution gives Congress the responsibility to write the laws and the Executive to enforce them,” says Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC), one of the bill’s sponsors. “We don’t pass suggestions. We don’t pass ideas. We pass laws. Regardless of our politics, I hope my colleagues have enough regard for our work to expect those laws would be faithfully executed.”
Not a single Republican voted against the bill, and only 5 Democrats voted in favor.
Even if the bill were to pass the Senate, President Obama ha threatened a veto as it “violates the separation of powers.”