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House plan to sue Obama over employer-mandate delay moves forward
Modern Healthcare

A resolution authorizing the U.S. House of Representatives to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority by delaying the employer mandate in the federal healthcare law, cleared the House Rules Committee Thursday.

The legislation passed on a party-line 7-4 vote. The full House is expected to take up the measure next week prior to its August recess.

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), chair of the Rules Committee, argued that the lawsuit is necessary to curtail widespread abuses of power by the executive branch.