Delaying Parts of ACA is Unconstitutional

February 23, 2014
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To me, the founders’ vision of the presidency and our government was simple. There was to be a system of checks and balances so that no one person could become too powerful.

That’s why I’m extremely concerned about President Obama’s recent statement on his willingness to completely bypass Congress to achieve what he wants.

Although it’s been in the news lately, unilateral executive actions are not new to this administration. They’ve used executive orders to delay unpopular parts of the Affordable Care Act, and to push back layoffs until after an election.

I believe this is a violation of the Constitution, which is why I’ve signed onto the STOP Act, a bill that would allow Congress to take action to prevent executive orders.

Right now, Democrats control the White House and the Senate, and Republicans control the House. The nature of divided government is that not everyone is going to agree on everything 100 percent of the time.

Rather than relying on unilateral action by the executive branch, the president should sit down and work with Congress to figure out what can be accomplished. To simply rely on going at it alone is dangerous, sets a bad precedent and I believe is unconstitutional.

David P. Joyce

U.S. House of Representatives,

R-14th District

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It’s official. I filed my petitions and am proud to announce I’m running for reelection!


Today, U.S. Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) officially announced that he will run for re-election as Ohio’s 14th Congressional District representative. Joyce filed his petitions this afternoon at the Lake County Board of Elections, and will hold a campaign kickoff meeting with a group of supporters and volunteers this evening in Lake County. Joyce stated:

“I believe in an American Dream where if you work hard and play by the rules, you can still get ahead. However, I believe there’s much work to be done to ensure that American Dream remains a reality for my three kids and one day their own children.”

Joyce continued, “I’ve spent the last year fighting to get Washington on a budget, protect Ohioans from the health care law, and improve the economy to bring more jobs back to Northeast Ohio. This is about making America more competitive, more innovative and more productive. We’ve accomplished much, but the work is far from over. That’s why I’m humbly asking for the chance to continue my fight on behalf of Northeast Ohio.”

During his first year in Congress, Rep. Joyce has worked to boost jobs and the economy by:

Introducing the SAVE Act which will cut $200 billion in wasteful government spending and programs.

Voting to repeal and fix the Affordable Care Act, including support for the Keep Your Health Plan Act.

Helping pass the first budget in 4 years and supporting No Budget, No Pay, which prohibits Congress from being paid unless they pass a budget.

Voting to hold the IRS accountable for abuses of power.

Boosting our region’s greatest economic and environmental resource, the Great Lakes, by ensuring  Lake Erie receives the resources necessary to continue to be an economic powerhouse and source of job creation.

Joyce was first elected to Congress in November of 2012. He and his wife Kelly live in Russell Township  with their three children. Official re-election video can be found below:


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Ohio: Joyce Raised $234,000 in First Quarter

Rep. David Joyce raised a strong $234,200 during the first quarter of this year, according to fundraising figures provided exclusively to CQ Roll Call.

Joyce, perhaps Ohio’s most vulnerable House Republican, ended last month with $463,000 in the bank.

Joyce’s haul shows he is taking his 2014 re-election seriously, building cash reserves for the Cleveland television market.

Democrats have already indicated they plan to target the 14th District as a pick-up opportunity in 2014. As early as December, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel named Joyce as a top GOP target in an interview with CQ Roll Call.

Local Republicans picked Joyce as their nominee last August after now former GOP Rep. Steven C. LaTourette suddenly announced his retirement late in the cycle.

In November, Joyce defeated a perennial Democratic candidate by 15 points and coasted to a first term. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney carried the 14th District by 3 points.

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Rep. David Joyce looks back on first 100 days

Depending on what you’re doing, 100 days can either seem like a lifetime or go by in the blink of an eye.

I’d have to say, my first 100 days in Washington certainly falls into the latter category. I wanted to take some time to share with you what I’ve been working on in Washington for the people at home in Northeast Ohio.

As the son of a World War II veteran, my dad always talked about how, if our country didn’t get its financial house in order, the debt would be passed on to our children and grandchildren.

Well, no longer can we talk about our debt in terms of how it will affect the next generation, because it’s impacting us today — right now. Let me throw a couple of facts at you. We have borrowed as much as $3.8 billion a day and spent close to $200 billion last year just to pay the interest on our debt.


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Rothenberg: Is the House in Play? A District-by-District Assessment

Now, add districts where Obama almost won and Democrats had relatively weak House candidates. That would include two districts in Pennsylvania — now held by GOP incumbents Patrick Meehan and Michael G. Fitzpatrick — and one in Ohio (held by freshman Rep. David Joyce).



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