Protecting the Constitution

I took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution when I enlisted in the Army and again when I was sworn into Congress. I take this oath very seriously.  I am concerned with recent infringements on the Constitution, especially the First, Second, and Fourth Amendments. And the Constitution is more than just the Bill of Rights -- it also lays out the enumerated powers of the federal government, and particularly Article I, Section 8, which lays out the powers of Congress. Too often Congress passes laws that go well beyond the authorities listed in the Constitution. Finally, the Constitution lays all legislative powers in the Congress, yet too often the president has violated this fundamental concept though lawless, unilateral executive actions. That must end. 

America is exceptional in that it is the only nation founded on principles, not a territorial or ethnic identity. So long as we stand by the principles enshrined in our Constitution, we will continue to thrive as a nation.

I will not vote for any law that is not constitutionally justified. Protecting the Constitution is not something that can be just left to the Supreme Court to decide. Every branch of government has an equal responsibility to uphold the Constitution. If the Supreme Court or president ever veer off this course, it is the job of Congress to counterbalance them.

More on Protecting the Constitution

May 5, 2019 Op-Eds

Davidson's FoxNews Op-Ed: Socialist 'Medicare-for-all' is wrong Direction for America 

February 28, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Warren Davidson (OH08) today released the following statement after voting no on H.R. 1112, a bill that would indefinitely extend the 3 day wait period for a background check that precedes the sale of a firearm.
 

February 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Warren Davidson (OH-08) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 8, a bill that would force universal background checks for anyone wanting to purchase or transfer a firearm, with very few, vague exceptions for law-abiding gun owners.
 

June 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Warren Davidson took to the House floor in support of individual privacy rights guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Davidson spoke in support of H.Res. 970, the Department of Justice Compliance Resolution, which insists that the Department of Justice fully comply with requests, including subpoenas, of the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees relating to potential violations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). 

June 27, 2018 Press Release
 

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Warren Davidson issued the following statement reacting to the Supreme Court's decision concerning government unions. 

March 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Warren Davidson (OH-08) recently introduced H.R. 5281, the Global Trade Accountability Act, legislation that would subject Executive Branch trade restrictions, such as tariffs, duties and quotas to Congress for approval.

June 22, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) today introduced the Fair Representation Amendment. This proposed constitutional amendment would end the practice of counting non-citizens for electoral maps. If enacted, the number of representatives and electoral votes per state would reflect citizens rather than total population. Currently, the federal government allocates Congressional seats, as well as Electoral College votes, based on a state’s total number of “persons,” including non-citizens and illegal aliens. As a result, states that refuse to enforce immigration law, and thus have an inflated number of “persons,” are unjustly rewarded with more representatives in Congress and more clout in presidential elections than they would if only citizens were counted.
May 23, 2017 Press Release
President Donald Trump, today, released the 2018 Budget, The New Foundation for American Greatness. Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) released the following statement after receiving the budget on the House Floor as Speaker Pro Tempore: “We cannot bankrupt America. Finally, it appears we have a president who takes this problem seriously. President Trump’s budget bends the out of control spending curve in the right direction by making good on his promises to reform mandatory spending, cut wasteful programs, and balance the budget. This is a serious proposal to begin addressing our nation’s fiscal crisis. Congress must now do our part and muster the political will to balance the budget, address our debt crisis, and get our economy growing again. It is not compassionate to bankrupt America.”
May 17, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) introduced the Article One Restoration Resolution, H.Res. 330. The resolution would advance the House GOP’s BetterWay agenda by requiring a review of statutes that give the Executive Branch inappropriate lawmaking authority. The last Administration took advantage of its real and perceived discretion to increase taxes, stretch the Clean Water Act to enact WOTUS, undermine welfare work requirements, and attempt to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.
May 11, 2017 Op-Eds
Anyone who has served in the U.S. armed forces is familiar with completing an Operations Order (OPORD). Spelling out the situation, mission, execution, sustainment, and command and control enables our Army to “fight and win our Nation’s wars.” For our troops in harm’s way in Syria right now, the mission has not been spelled out and Congress, by ignoring its responsibilities to authorize and exercise oversight over the use of military force, is responsible. History has shown us that when Congress neglects its duty, our troops are at an avoidable strategic disadvantage.