House Joint Resolution: An Effort to Undermine the Trump Administration
On Monday, February 13th, the Maryland House of Delegates
voted 89 to 50 to pass House Joint Resolution (HJ) 3 entitled: Attorney General - Powers - Maryland Defense Act of 2017.
HJ3 allows Maryland's Attorney General to sue the Trump Administration for any reason and for no reason, without consulting either Governor Hogan or the Legislature. In an age of budget deficits, the Legislature is spending $3 million for this effort.
The following Legislators voted for HJ3: Senator Mike Miller (D-Calvert), Delegate Michael Jackson (D-Calvert), Delegate Sally Jameson (D-Charles), Delegate Edith Patterson (D-Charles), Delegate C.T. Wilson (D-Charles), Delegate Susie Proctor (D-Charles), and Senator Mac Middleton (D-Charles).
The following Legislators voted against HJ3: Delegate Mark N. Fisher (R-Calvert) Delegate Deb Rey (R-St. Mary's), Delegate Matt Morgan (R-St. Mary's), and Delegate Jerry Clark (R-Calvert, St. Mary's).
HJ3 erodes our system of checks and balances. Moreover, spending tax dollars on frivolous lawsuits is not going to rebuild the Middle Class.
should recognize this fact and refrain from wrongly abusing the court systems. This is a desperate act of political posturing to invalidate the new President's policies.