Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Curtis (R-UT) issued the following statement on legislating by executive orders: 

“While I share the President’s frustration with political gridlock, circumventing Congress’ constitutional mandates by issuing executive orders is irresponsible and ignores the separation of powers ingrained in our Constitution. Taking political shortcuts bypasses the momentum of legislation and hurts our system of checks and balance—no matter who is in power. America will have a better and more durable result when broadly-supported action is taken by the diverse interests represented in Congress, as opposed to questionably legal executive orders from the Administration. I urge my colleagues in both chambers to set aside partisanship and work together for the good of the American people. After all, that is our job.”