The Federal government is always telling the states what to do, and sometimes how to spend their own money.  There are some congressional members that want to stop that and give state government officials the right to challenge any rule proposed by a federal agency or the president that they think infringes on their 10th amendment rights.

There was an article in The Hill last week about it, see a part of the article here:

“From illegal amnesty, to Obamacare, to the IRS scandals — no president has shown greater disregard for individual liberty and states’ rights.”

The 10th Amendment helps define the relationship between federal and state governments by giving states the powers not granted to the federal government by the Constitution. States have long used it as a tool to fight regulations and limit the size, power and cost of the federal government.

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss), who championed the Restoring the 10th Amendment Act in previous sessions, said he has serious concerns about how the Obama administration’s overreach is affecting Americans’ personal lives and states’ authority.

“There is an urgent need for constitutional checks and balances on executive power, and this bill offers states and the American people an important tool to challenge federal overreach, from unlawful actions on immigration to extreme environmental rules,” he said.