National Federation of Republican Women
by Obama's Stress on Executive Orders in State of the Union
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Kathy Brugger, president of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), issued the following statement regarding President Barack Obama's State of the Union address:
"In his State of the Union address last night, President Obama set the stage for an imperial presidency, alluding several times to taking action by executive order when Congress does not pass the laws that he is satisfied with. A resort to executive orders to propel his liberal agenda demonstrates how desperate the President is to codify his legacy by any means necessary.
"The President alluded directly and indirectly to implementing projects in his 'year of action' by executive orders nine times during his address. He plans to circumvent Congress by executive order when it comes to handling the permitting process for infrastructure progress, propelling the natural gas industry, reforming training programs, implementing nation-wide pre-K, raising the minimum wage for federal contractors, creating a new system for retirement savings, and action on gun control measures. As Republicans, we believe that if the changes above are going to be made, they need to be made with proper debate and passage in Congress--not by executive power alone.
"The President's speech tonight serves as a reminder to Republican activists that this year's midterm elections are vitally important and that we need to work hard to make Republican gains in Congress."
Founded in 1938, the NFRW has thousands of
active members in local clubs across the nation and in several
U.S. territories, making it one of the largest women’s political
organizations in the country. The grassroots organization works
to promote the principles and objectives of the Republican
Party, elect Republican candidates, inform the public through
political education and activity, and increase the effectiveness
of women in the cause of good government.
For more information about the
- 30 -