The United States Congress has devolved over the last 100 years into something far less than it originally was. And it’s less than intended by the Constitution.
One reason for the current pettiness and infighting in Congress is because it has given up many of its powers and responsibilities to the President and Federal bureaucracies. It has been gradual – over 100 years. But Congress is now like bored children with not enough to do (other than get re-elected). So they bicker.
Congress was intended to debate and deliberate on significant issues … then pass thoughtful legislation … and finally oversee the execution and budgets for that legislation.
Here is the promise all Clawback-endorsed candidates make:
This will re-establish the checks and balances in our U.S. Government;
And will help Congress move issues forward and get important legislation done.
Regulations, after being written, should require a Congressional vote of approval before they become effective;
Then all laws will be consistent and reflect the intent of the legislation.
With Congress doing oversight it will keep agencies from over-spending, under-performing, abusing power and running amok;
Congress can then help root out corruption in all areas of government.
This reinforces the role of states to balance governing power;
It also returns local control over local issues and state regulations and laws
By placing these Administrative Law Judges under Federal Courts, this further re-establishes the separation of powers among the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches of government.
It also stops any potential abuse of judicial powers by the President.
I will counsel with the chairs, the committees and members of Congress to promote good law making;
I will collaborate, through civil and friendly persuasion, to gain support for ideas to improve the outcome of legislative activity.