Congress sends letter to Obama questioning autopen signature

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A group of GOP lawmakers sent a letter on Friday to President Obama urging him to re-sign the Patriot Act with his own hand after using an autopen.

The letter comes a few weeks after Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) questioned whether using the automated signing machine was legally the same as Obama signing the bill himself. Graves is one of the authors of the letter to Obama.

“On May 27, 2011, Congressman Tom Graves wrote you to request an explanation for your Constitutional authority to assign a surrogate the responsibility of signing bills passed by Congress into law” the letter reads. “As of today, Congressman Graves has yet to receive a response from the White House.”

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