The Texas Public Policy Foundation has joined as co-counsel a lawsuit by the State of Texas suing President Biden and his administration over the unlawful passage of the most recent $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill.
The U.S. Constitution requires a quorum, or a majority, of House members to be physically present for the U.S. House of Representatives to conduct business. As less than half of the members were present when the legislation was passed, with the rest voting by proxy, this legislation never passed, and the president should not have signed it.
“When the Founders required a majority of members in the U.S. House to conduct business, they meant physically present, not voting by proxy while on vacation,” said Robert Henneke. “This legislation was clearly passed unlawfully, and we applaud Attorney General Paxton for holding the federal government accountable. Congress should not be allowed to pass a $1.7 trillion spending package if the elected members aren’t even in the building.”
To read the full lawsuit, click here.