See You in Court: House Votes to Authorize Lawsuit Against President

He told them to sue him some time ago


The U.S. House tonight voted to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama for unilaterally changing the laws passed in the Affordable Care Act. That legislation, also known as Obamacare, passed almost exclusively with the support of Democrats when both houses of Congress were controlled by the same party as the president's. House Republicans believe other unilateral actions by the president may be illegal too but believe this is their best case. The authorization for the lawsuit passed by a vote of 225 to 201, mostly on party lines. No Democrat voted for the bill but five Republicans voted against: Reps. Paul Broun (Ga.) Scott Garrett (NJ), Steve Stockman (Fla.), Walter Jones (NC), Thomas Massie (Ky.)

Read the bill here.