Breaking News
0
Ad-Free Version. Upgrade your Investing.com experience. Save up to 40% More details

Post Trump, U.S. Democrats offer bill to rein in presidential powers

WorldSep 21, 2021 11:11PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This article has already been saved in your Saved Items
 
© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is flanked by Reps.' Adam Schiff (D-CA), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and House Homeland Security Committee Chair Benny Thompson (D-MS) as she discusses the formation of a select committee to investigate the Januar

By Patricia Zengerle

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. House of Representatives Democrats introduced legislation on Tuesday seeking to pull back powers from the presidency, part of an ongoing effort to rein in the White House in a rebuke to the administration of former Republican President Donald Trump.

House leaders said the "Protecting our Democracy Act" would restore the balance of power between the executive and legislative branches of government that was written into the Constitution.

Among other things, it would put new limits on the use of presidential pardons, prohibit self-pardons and strengthen measures to prevent foreign election interference or illegal campaign activity by White House officials.

The bill also would boost subpoena enforcement, protect inspectors general and watchdogs and strengthen oversight of emergency declarations.

As president, Trump fired a series of inspectors general - watchdogs charged with fighting corruption at federal agencies. To sidestep congressional control over government spending, he declared a national emergency at the border with Mexico to force the transfer of military funds to help build a wall there, a campaign promise.

"We have to codify this... so that no president of whatever party can ever assume that he, or she, has the power to usurp the power of the other branches of government," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a news conference.

Representative Adam Schiff, a lead sponsor, said Democratic President Joe Biden's White House had been consulted on the bill's contents. He said he hoped for a House vote this autumn.

The path forward was uncertain. Democrats hold only a slim House majority, and the Republican caucus stands firmly behind Trump, who is expected to run for re-election in 2024 and remains the party's most influential leader.

Republicans overwhelmingly opposed Trump's two impeachments - led by many of the Democrats who introduced the legislation - and rejected a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol by Trump supporters.

Aides to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Post Trump, U.S. Democrats offer bill to rein in presidential powers
 

Related Articles

Add a Comment

Comment Guidelines

We encourage you to use comments to engage with other users, share your perspective and ask questions of authors and each other. However, in order to maintain the high level of discourse we’ve all come to value and expect, please keep the following criteria in mind:  

  •            Enrich the conversation, don’t trash it.

  •           Stay focused and on track. Only post material that’s relevant to the topic being discussed. 

  •           Be respectful. Even negative opinions can be framed positively and diplomatically. Avoid profanity, slander or personal attacks directed at an author or another user. Racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination will not be tolerated.

  • Use standard writing style. Include punctuation and upper and lower cases. Comments that are written in all caps and contain excessive use of symbols will be removed.
  • NOTE: Spam and/or promotional messages and comments containing links will be removed. Phone numbers, email addresses, links to personal or business websites, Skype/Telegram/WhatsApp etc. addresses (including links to groups) will also be removed; self-promotional material or business-related solicitations or PR (ie, contact me for signals/advice etc.), and/or any other comment that contains personal contact specifcs or advertising will be removed as well. In addition, any of the above-mentioned violations may result in suspension of your account.
  • Doxxing. We do not allow any sharing of private or personal contact or other information about any individual or organization. This will result in immediate suspension of the commentor and his or her account.
  • Don’t monopolize the conversation. We appreciate passion and conviction, but we also strongly believe in giving everyone a chance to air their point of view. Therefore, in addition to civil interaction, we expect commenters to offer their opinions succinctly and thoughtfully, but not so repeatedly that others are annoyed or offended. If we receive complaints about individuals who take over a thread or forum, we reserve the right to ban them from the site, without recourse.
  • Only English comments will be allowed.

Perpetrators of spam or abuse will be deleted from the site and prohibited from future registration at Investing.com’s discretion.

Write your thoughts here
 
Are you sure you want to delete this chart?
 
Post
Post also to:
 
Replace the attached chart with a new chart ?
1000
Your ability to comment is currently suspended due to negative user reports. Your status will be reviewed by our moderators.
Please wait a minute before you try to comment again.
Thanks for your comment. Please note that all comments are pending until approved by our moderators. It may therefore take some time before it appears on our website.
Comments (18)
Special Forces
Special Forces Oct 15, 2021 10:43AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
trump is just a stagnant oil slick barely afloat
Catholic Man
CatholicMan Sep 23, 2021 2:56AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
BTW, Trump did none of the things that pelosi is implying he did he did declare illegal aloens an emergency, and you can look at footage from the border to see the action was justified.
Todd Holaday
Todd Holaday Sep 22, 2021 9:20PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Limiting presidential pardons? Is there anyone left to pardon after the Obama presidency. The numbers were insane. Check them out, they are readily available. Or for that matter his groundbreaking use of exec orders. If this is supposed to be a Dem reaction to the one Trump term its very misdirected.
Tre Hsi
Tre Hsi Sep 22, 2021 9:20PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
if that's the case I don't see why the republicans are against it, since the democrat presidents used the pardons far more than republican presidents
Todd Holaday
Todd Holaday Sep 22, 2021 9:20PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Tre Hsi on the surface i agree with you.
Catholic Man
CatholicMan Sep 22, 2021 9:44AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
They do this while biden tries multiple unconstitutional actions.
Tre Hsi
Tre Hsi Sep 22, 2021 9:44AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
care to tell us what they are, and why you think they are unconstitutional?  don't leave us hanging....
MuraliKrishna Brahmandam
MuraliKrishna Brahmandam Sep 22, 2021 12:56AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Nancy vs. Trump in next election
Tre Hsi
Tre Hsi Sep 22, 2021 12:56AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
in the last Pelosi vs Trump showdown, Trump went away with two black eyes after the govt shutdown.......
MuraliKrishna Brahmandam
MuraliKrishna Brahmandam Sep 22, 2021 12:55AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Trump was God's agent to stop Hillary. He did his job, he has no other job. Nancy shifting to republican party sooner or later
Ac Tektrader
Ac Tektrader Sep 22, 2021 12:36AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Alex Rodriguez, Trump has proven over and over again, with words and deeds, that he and his supporters are the biggest threat to American Democracy.
Felipe Daniel
Felipe Daniel Sep 22, 2021 12:36AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
How?
Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez Sep 22, 2021 12:27AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Everyone knows T R U M P won! He's the greatest threat to the democrats and they know it. He lives rent free in their heads and we love it!
Kaveh Sun
Kaveh Sun Sep 22, 2021 12:27AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
It is a show. They dont need GOPers. If they want to get it pass, they will use the reconcile move. But they eont. It shows, they r trying to fool the people. And pity lefties beleive it.
Ac Tektrader
Ac Tektrader Sep 22, 2021 12:27AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
kaveh Sun .you don't know the limits of reconciliation.
Tre Hsi
Tre Hsi Sep 22, 2021 12:27AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
you really don't know how the reconciliation procedures work in the US congress, do you?
Daniel Hodel
Daniel Hodel Sep 21, 2021 11:55PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
It’s nice seeing the Trump losers out in full force. Please run him again in 2024! Watching him lose is the highlight of entertainment in America. Nobody cries harder and louder than Trump. Does the My Pillow absorb his tears?
DJ Ryte
DJ Ryte Sep 21, 2021 11:55PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Oh and Benedict Biden is the most corrupt , dimmest Dem ever. Best leader(less) ?
Daniel Hodel
Daniel Hodel Sep 21, 2021 11:55PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
James Edwards Talk all you want. There was no fraud. Just run him in 2024. Please! Democrats are begging you to stand behind the bigliest loser in history.
Gary Christy
Gary Christy Sep 21, 2021 11:44PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Trump won the election anyways. if you discount all the cheating Trump won by a landslide
Tre Hsi
Tre Hsi Sep 21, 2021 11:44PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
"if you discount all the cheating Trump won by a landslide"  -- let me fixed that for you:  "if you discount all the Biden votes Trump won by a landslide"
Tre Hsi
Tre Hsi Sep 21, 2021 11:44PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
James Edwards  "Adolph was a democratic socialist"  -- you are really clueless aren't you?
MuraliKrishna Brahmandam
MuraliKrishna Brahmandam Sep 21, 2021 11:18PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Talibanization of the administration will eventually lead to Afghanistan like situation less the mineral resources
palmer gossett
palmer gossett Sep 21, 2021 8:28PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
fight against this ruling class and its puppets
Casper Casper
Casper Casper Sep 21, 2021 8:19PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Welocme to America — a new path to socialism & communism
Benjamin Troyer
Benjamin Troyer Sep 21, 2021 1:28PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
what about fighting for Americans?
Felipe Daniel
Felipe Daniel Sep 21, 2021 1:04PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Biden’s America: A b o r t i o n “my body my choice”, experimental V A C C I NE “my body the goverment choice”
Ac Tektrader
Ac Tektrader Sep 21, 2021 1:04PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
feliepe Daniel. as usual, your not looking for freedom, your looking for a license to to destroy people's lives.
Felipe Daniel
Felipe Daniel Sep 21, 2021 1:04PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Ac Tektrader How exactly?
Felipe Daniel
Felipe Daniel Sep 21, 2021 1:02PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
How about current President Biden forcing Americans to get medical procedure? What happened to Democrat slogan: My body my choice!
Adrian White
Adrian White Sep 21, 2021 1:02PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Nobody is being forced to get the vaccine, and getting a vaccine is hardly a "medical procedure" anyway. Quit whining.
Tre Hsi
Tre Hsi Sep 21, 2021 1:02PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Felipe Daniel   so you are pro-choice now are you?
Clinton Powell
Clinton Powell Sep 21, 2021 11:41AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Get this POS out of office. She and her ilk know NOTHING about the constitution. Limit HER powers!!
la popeye
la popeye Sep 21, 2021 11:41AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
you are carving your daily reality tv show Trump...ready to ********up the world..?
 
Are you sure you want to delete this chart?
 
Post
 
Replace the attached chart with a new chart ?
1000
Your ability to comment is currently suspended due to negative user reports. Your status will be reviewed by our moderators.
Please wait a minute before you try to comment again.
Add Chart to Comment
Confirm Block

Are you sure you want to block %USER_NAME%?

By doing so, you and %USER_NAME% will not be able to see any of each other's Investing.com's posts.

%USER_NAME% was successfully added to your Block List

Since you’ve just unblocked this person, you must wait 48 hours before renewing the block.

Report this comment

I feel that this comment is:

Comment flagged

Thank You!

Your report has been sent to our moderators for review
Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t bear any responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using this data.

Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.
Continue with Google
or
Sign up with Email