U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of both the Senate Judiciary and Finance Committees, issued the following statement on legislating by executive orders. 

“The pen-and-phone theory of executive lawmaking is unconstitutional slop. President Obama did not have the power to unilaterally rewrite immigration law with DACA, and President Trump does not have the power to unilaterally rewrite the payroll tax law. Under the Constitution, that power belongs to the American people acting through their members of Congress.”

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