Delaying Parts of ACA is Unconstitutional

February 23, 2014
Tribune Chronicle |


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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