Skip to comments.WH ‘picking up the pace’ on executive actions
Posted on 05/20/2014 12:41:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
The White House will be picking up the pace on executive actions, as Congress focuses its efforts on the newly formed select committee investigating Benghazi, senior Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer declared Tuesday.
In an op-ed for The Huffington Post, Pfeiffer argued that congressional Republicans are not interested in engaging on the economy, instead spending time obsessively trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act and ginning up politically motivated investigations.
Given this dynamic, President Obama has only one option use every ounce of his authority to unilaterally improve economic security, Pfeiffer said.
Next week, as congressional Republicans spend their energy on yet another partisan investigation, we'll be picking up the pace on the executive actions to help the economy, Pfeiffer added. The White House has dismissed the select committee investigating the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, announced earlier this month by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) as redundant and politically motivated. Republicans have argued that the special panel was necessary after the release of a previously undisclosed email from White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes showing involvement in drafting then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice's infamous talking points.
The veteran White House aide did not detail exactly how the president would exert his executive authorities in the coming days, although Obama is expected to take at least two major actions on the environment.
On Wednesday, Obama is slated to designate the largest national monument of his presidency in the mountains of New Mexico. And Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy hinted Monday that the president would personally present new carbon emissions limits on coal-fired power plants. The White House has said that announcement would come in early June.
The president will also travel to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Thursday, Pfeiffer said, to make it easier for foreign tourists to see more and spend more money in our country.
We have many more executive actions to come, and every day the president has charged us with looking for additional ways to expand opportunity, Pfeiffer said.
The accelerated focus on executive actions might further complicate efforts to pass major legislation on Capitol Hill before the summer recess, however.
House Republicans have said that the presidents willingness to act unilaterally is a core reason theyre reluctant to move on immigration reform legislation one area where the White House has conceded that executive actions alone arent enough.
Earlier this year, Boehner warned that if Obama tries to ignore the Constitution, hes going to run into a brick wall.
House Republicans will continue to look closely at whether the president is faithfully executing the laws as he took an oath to do," Boehner said.
"obsessively trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act"
They better. As obsessively as possible.
Screwing the country faster.
I fail to see how his going to Cooperstown is going to
Unless he just wanted to see if he made the
Worst Presidential First Pitch nomination.
> In an op-ed for The Huffington Post, Pfeiffer argued that congressional Republicans are not interested in engaging on the economy, instead spending time obsessively trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act and ginning up politically motivated investigations.
Does Idiot Pfeiffer NOT understand the direct correlation between the ACA and it’s disastrous effect on the economy. If you mean politically motivated investigations in the sense of undoing the havoc wreaked on the U.S. economy by a Machurian Candidate politician / president then you are certainly correct.
Between the activist POTUS and the activist judges-—why did I bother to vote in the PA primary today?
We need to pick up the pace on impeachment.
Wait until he gets close to leaving office...
Patriots picking up weapons at faster pace.
One person, single-handedly destroying the country.
I have to remember that one.
If they do not repeal it by election day, I will sleep in. That is a promise.
Why not? Nobody is stopping him...
He knows his time is short, as is the fuse of We, The People.
Economy? What’s that? Don’t even recall that subject coming up in 2012.
He keeps this sh*t up, and if we take the Senate, there’s a damned good chance he will be Impeached AND REMOVED.
I expect him to find a way to avoid that fate.
Firearms are awfully handy things.
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