Senate Schedules Hearing To Review Executive Orders

posted on January 8, 2016

President Obama is already facing a potential challenge to his executive action on gun control from the legislative branch. Chairman of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommittee U.S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby, R-Ala., asked Attorney General Loretta Lynch to testify at a hearing scheduled for January 28. Since Shelby’s subcommittee is responsible for allocating funds for the Department of Justice, its opposition could make it difficult for the president to accomplish his goals. 

“Let me be clear: I will not sit idly by and allow the Department to implement unlawful, unconstitutional actions,” Shelby wrote to Lynch. He further noted that his subcommittee had already allocated extra funding to the Department of Justice. “While I expect to review the Department’s request for future programs and funding, I also expect that your plan to execute the funding Congress provided for FY 2016 will be consistent with the enacted law—not the whims of the president or his administration.” 

Latest

mexican police at crime scene
mexican police at crime scene

Can Mexico Get Away With This?

A group of Mexican officials, in coordination with American gun-control proponents, want to make American firearms manufacturers pay billions of dollars because of the violent, evil actions of drug cartels in Mexico.

This Professor is Not Politically Correct

This is a perspective on the Second Amendment worth hearing.

From the Editor | A Time for Celebration

The NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, held in Dallas, Texas, next month, are a time for celebration of freedom.

Standing Guard | NRA Members Put Tough Talk Into Even Tougher Action

NRA members show, year after year, that they will stand and fight for freedom.

President’s Column | Don’t Fall For Oft-Repeated Lies

It is no surprise that the enemies of our freedom have been lying for decades, but today, their lies are more dangerous than ever.

NRA Wins Historic Victory For America’s Veterans

It was a long time coming, but this nation’s veterans, who fought for our rights, can finally seek the help they need while knowing their own rights will also be protected.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.