A key House panel has voted to allow Speaker John Boehner to sue President Barack Obama over his use of executive powers.
The lawsuit centers on the claim that Obama delayed implementation of a part of Obamacare, a law that ironically the House GOP has tried to repeal a lot of times.
The House Rules Committee vote was 7 in favor, 4 against on a party-line vote. The full House will likely vote on whether to approve the lawsuit before Congress adjourns for a five-week summer recess, Talking Points Memo reports.
"The president has repeated encroached on Congress's power to write the laws," said Rules Committee Chair Pete Sessions (R-TX,), TPM reports. "Laws are not a mere list of suggestions from which a president can pick and choose."