Wicker Introduces ‘Restoring the 10th Amendment Act’

Legislation Would Allow States to Challenge Federal Regulations, Executive Orders

October 31, 2013

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., has introduced the “Restoring the 10th Amendment Act.” The bill, which Wicker has introduced in every Congress since 2010, would enable states to dispute federal regulations and executive orders.

“Small businesses, families, and individuals around the country are right to be frustrated with the growing size of their government,” Wicker said. “My bill stresses the need for constitutional checks and balances on executive power and gives states and the American people a tool to challenge federal overreach.”

The “Restoring the 10th Amendment Act,” S. 1632, stipulates that any rule proposed by federal agencies or the President is subject to constitutional challenge if state officials determine that it infringes the 10th Amendment.

“I remain committed to limiting the size and scope of the federal government. Enacting this legislation would be a step toward greater accountability and limited federal power.”

Cosponsors of Senator Wicker’s bill include Senators Thad Cochran, R-Miss., Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., Pat Roberts, R-Kan., John Thune, R-S.D., Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and Mike Crapo, R-Idaho.