Arizona Banning Enforcement of Presidential Orders Not Approved By Congress


The Arizona Republican controlled legislature is working on legislation that bans the enforcement of every executive order or any policy directives from the Department of Justice that do not have the approval of Congress. The bill known as HB 2368 states:


HB 2368 prohibits the state from funding executive orders issued by the President of the United States and policy directives from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) unless affirmed by a vote of Congress and signed into law as prescribed by the U.S. Constitution.


The Arizona Constitution, Article Two, Section Three provides that to protect the people’s freedom and to preserve the checks and balances of the U.S. Constitution, this state may exercise its sovereign authority to restrict the actions of its personnel and the use of its financial resources to purposes that are consistent with the constitution by doing any of the following: passing an initiative or referendum, passing a bill, pursuing any other available legal remedy.

Executive orders are legally binding orders given by the President to federal administrative agencies. Executive orders are generally used to direct federal agencies and officials in their execution of congressionally established laws or policies. Executive orders do not require congressional approval to take effect but they have the same legal weight as laws passed by Congress. The President’s source of authority to issue executive orders is found in the Article II, Section I of the U.S. Constitution, which grants to the President certain specified executive powers.”

The Arizona House passed HB 2368 on March 10 and now the state Senate is poised to do likewise. The House has also passed a number of other measures that help ban the execution of presidential executive orders and those of the Justice Department.

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