Bills to Nullify Federal Laws Draw Ire of Montana Gov

Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 12:24 PM

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The Republican-controlled state legislature in Montana has passed several proposed bills this year that would nullify federal laws in the state. Gov. Brian Schweitzer, a Democrat, is crying foul, the Billings Gazette reported Tuesday.
The governor said Monday that bills to “nullify” federal laws are “anti-American” and do not solve the state’s problems.

Brian Schweitzer,federal laws, Endangered Species Act,Environmental Protection Agency
Gov. Brian Schweitzer
Schweitzer added that if Montanans disagree with federal laws, they should lobby Congress to change them.
“But a state like Montana saying 'We will pick and choose which laws we will enforce'? That's not the American way,” the governor said, according to the newspaper.
During its 2011 legislative session, about a dozen bills have been introduced to declare federal laws “null and void” or unenforceable.
On Saturday, the state House voted to do away with the Endangered Species Act in the state.

Other proposed legislation target health-reform laws, food safety regulations, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake Camp it Up for Skit, 'Jumper' Cover

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 14:43 PM

Justin Timberlake thrilled audiences on Tuesday when he joined Jimmy Fallon on NBC’s "Tonight Show" in a sketch about tw . . .

Bruno Mars' Bizarre Hot Rollers Look Could Be New Hair Trend (Video)

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 14:10 PM

Bruno Mars may have set a new trend this week when he performed on "The Voice" finale wearing gold hot rollers in his ha . . .

Obama, Christie, Warren in Top 2014 Google Searches; Hillary Missing

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 13:56 PM

Hillary Rodham Clinton did not rank in Google's top searches of 2014, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren , her potential rival fo . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved