Statement on the Separation of Powers Restoration Act, H.R. 4768

July 12, 2016
Press Release

The Separation of Powers Restoration Act scales back the Chevron deference, which requires courts to defer to interpretations of the federal agencies tasked with enforcing a statute. The act restores the separation of powers by requiring de novo review of agency action for all relevant questions of law, including Constitutional and statutory interpretation.

Congressman Lamborn stated:

"I am very pleased that the Separation of Powers Restoration Act passed the House of Representatives today. 

I co-sponsored this important piece of legislation because deference to the Executive branch by the Judiciary has become an encroachment on the judicial branch. 

The lines between judicial interpretation of the law and executive enforcement of the law have become far too blurry. 

The Separation of Powers Restoration Act places judicial review back into the purview of the Judiciary, where it belongs."  

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