to Be Driven by Executive Order
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) says that he believes President Obama in his second term will drive the progressive agenda forward with a more aggressive use of executive power.
"We're going to see a president of the United States use his executive powers as much as he's allowed to under federal law and under the Constitution, in a more aggressive way than last time," Brown said in an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.
Brown added, "I think much of the progressive agenda is going to be driven that way."
Obama, who recently issued 23 executive orders on gun control, indicated to The New Republic that congressional legislation is a preferred method of operation, not because of the constitutional separation of powers but because a congressionally passed statute was stronger than an executive order.
"I continue to believe that whenever we can codify something through legislation, it is on firmer ground," Obama said. "It's not going to be reversed by a future president. It is something that will be long lasting and sturdier and more stable."
The president later said, "What I do see is that there are certain issues where a judicious use of executive power can move the argument forward or solve problems that are of immediate-enough import that we can't afford not to do it"...
Obama's use of executive power has been of concern to members of Congress. During Obama's first term, the administration decided not to enforce immigration laws against illegal aliens under the age of 30 who were in the United States before they were 16; issued waivers to the work requirement in the welfare reform law; and made recess appointments when the Senate was not in recess.
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