(Washington DC) The White House began signalling this week that President Obama would use executive orders to affect policy changes if congress fails to act. It started today when the President ordered federal contractors to begin paying a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour. Iowa Senator Charles Grassley says the President has to walk a fine line.
"The 10th Amendment pretty well sums it up. All power is not specifically reserved for the federal government or the states and the people there of. So we are a very limited government."
Grassley says he's fine with executive orders as long as the President has the authority to do so but the President cannot just take the approach of "If Congress won't I will."
Iowa Radio Network