H.R.258

To prevent the President from encroaching upon the Congressional prerogative to make laws, and for other purposes.

1/7/2009--Introduced.

Congressional Lawmaking Authority Protection Act of 2009 - Prohibits the use of funds made available to the Executive Office of the President, or to any executive agency, to produce, publish, or disseminate any presidential statement made contemporaneously with the signing of any legislation by him (signing statement).

Applies this prohibition only to signing statements that contradict, or are inconsistent with, the intent of Congress in enacting a measure or that otherwise encroach upon the congressional prerogative to make laws.

Prohibits a governmental entity from taking into consideration any presidential signing statement for purposes of construing or applying any Act of Congress.

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