Boehner's Lawsuit To Target Employer Mandate Delay

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, is challenging the Obama administration's failure to enforce parts of the health law.  

The New York Times: Suit Against Obama To Focus On Health Law, Boehner Says
Speaker John A. Boehner’s lawsuit against President Obama will focus on changes to the health care law that Mr. Boehner says should have been left to Congress, according to a statement issued Thursday by the speaker’s office (Weisman, 7/10).

Los Angeles Times: House Lawsuit Over Obamacare To Focus On Employer Mandate Delay
House leaders announced Thursday that their planned lawsuit against President Obama would focus on his failure to enforce provisions of the Affordable Care Act, renewing a fight over his landmark health law. Speaker John A. Boehner had previously announced plans to sue the president over what he said was Obama's failure to fulfill his constitutional duties, but Boehner did not specify what the challenge would be based on (Memoli, 7/10).

The Wall Street Journal’s Washington Wire: House Republicans Lay Out Legislation For Lawsuit Against Obama
House Speaker John Boehner’s (R., Ohio) planned lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama’s executive actions will focus on the White House’s decision to waive the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate without the consent of Congress, Republican leaders said Thursday. Republicans unveiled a draft House resolution that would authorize the House of Representatives to file a lawsuit against Mr. Obama, which the chamber is expected to vote on this month. Mr. Boehner said that the lawsuit would be about the division of powers between the executive and legislative branches, saying the White House decision to alter the health law violated that separation of authority (Crittenden, 7/10).

Politico: GOP’s Obama Lawsuit To Focus On Employer Mandate
House Republicans will base their lawsuit against President Barack Obama on the administration’s “unilateral” decision to delay the employer mandate provision in Obamacare, Speaker John Boehner said Thursday. Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) released a draft resolution that would authorize the House to move forward with a case against Obama for what House Republicans are characterizing as a broad abuse of executive power. The resolution will be considered by the committee next week and a vote on the House floor is expected by the end of July (French, 7/11).

The Associated Press: House GOP Moves Ahead On Suing Obama
House Republicans took the initial step on Thursday to sue President Barack Obama over the administration's decision to delay the employer mandate of the healthcare law. The office of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) released a draft of the resolution that would authorize the House to file suit amid GOP criticism that the president has declined to faithfully execute the laws of the country (7/10).

The Hill: Boehner Suit Targets Obamacare Delay
Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) lawsuit against President Obama will focus on the delay of the employer mandate in ObamaCare, according to a draft resolution authorizing the litigation released Thursday. The lawsuit will challenge the administration's decision to unilaterally delay a requirement that firms offer health insurance to their employees or pay a penalty, Boehner said in a statement (Sink, 7/10).

NBC News: Boehner Lawsuit Against Obama To Focus On Obamacare
House Speaker John Boehner announced Thursday the Republican-led lawsuit against President Barack Obama will focus on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the White House decision to delay the employer mandate. “In 2013, the president changed the health care law without a vote of Congress, effectively creating his own law by literally waiving the employer mandate and the penalties for failing to comply with it. That’s not the way our system of government was designed to work,” Boehner said in a statement. The House Rules Committee will hold a hearing next week to discuss the legislation that would authorize a lawsuit against the president (7/10).

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