January 28, 2013
North Dakota lawmakers are looking to get tough on potential direct actions taken by President Barack Obama, proposing a bill to grant the Legislature the right to review, approve or reject any executive order issued by the president.
House Bill 1428 is designed to give legislators the power to suspend orders implemented unless the orders have been upheld by a vote of Congress.
Rep. Bob Skarphol (R-Tioga) is a co-sponsor of the bill and said some members of the Legislature donâ€™t believe in governing by executive order. He said there are checks and balances ingrained into the government for a reason, and those balances should be followed.