May 12, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement regarding a ruling announced today by a federal district court in the lawsuit filed by the U.S. House of Representatives regarding unilateral actions taken by the Obama Administration in implementing the president’s health care law:
“This decision is a victory for the American people, and for House Republicans, who have consistently stood for the rule of law and against the unconstitutional actions taken by the Obama Administration. In the implementation of the health care law and many other significant matters, the Obama Administration has engaged in historic overreach that has exceeded the bounds of the president’s authority and deepened the distrust many Americans feel toward their government. The president of the United States is not a king or a monarch, with the ability to singlehandedly create or change the laws of our country. And as I said in 2014 when I first announced that the we would initiate this legal action, the House has a responsibility to ensure the separation of powers in our democratic system remains clear, as the Framers intended.”
For a timeline of the events that led to today’s court ruling, courtesy of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), go here.
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