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Idaho lawmakers plan veto power over federal government

sage dixon
Posted at 9:55 AM, Mar 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-11 11:55:41-05

BOISE, Idaho — Legislation intended to give Idaho lawmakers veto power over federal government actions and federal court decisions has been introduced.

The House State Affairs Committee on Wednesday approved the legislation brought forward by Republican Rep. Sage Dixon. The legislation allows any member of the Republican-dominated House or Senate to make a complaint, potentially leading to a public hearing by the Committee on Federalism, which Dixon co-chairs.

If the committee finds the federal action is outside what it considers federal authority, lawmakers could create and pass legislation backers of the bill say will make the federal action or court ruling “null and void.”